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Laptev Sea ice melting earlier than expected is insignificant

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A 'professional' meteorologist on Twitter who primarily focuses on melting sea ice and high temperatures, tweeted the following on June 15th, 2021:
"We have never seen the Laptev Sea in the Arctic melt this fast so early in the summer. Uncharted territory with intense heatwaves firing up all round the Northern Hemisphere. It could be a long summer, again."
He attached two graphs.

Earlier in the month, another Twitter user, a climate (atmospheric) 'scientist' tweeted: "Yikes! We are off to a record-breaking start to the sea ice melt season in the Laptev Sea (again)".

What man-made global warming supporters often do is pick and select data that support their beliefs. If you take a look at the average monthly Laptev Sea ice extent from January 1980 to February 2021 as published by Statista Research Department, you can see during which month the ice starts to melt, how fast and how much over the years. It fluctuates over the years. For example, in 2015, much more ice (approximately 230,000 km2) melted than in 2016. Shouldn't more ice have melted in 2016, since people are causing more atmospheric CO2 year after year? The data don't fit the man-made global warming agenda.

Windsock

Intense sandstorm blocks roads and ports in Kuwait

Kuwait sandstorm
© YouTube/Chave weather (screen capture)
A heavy sand storm blocks access in Kuwait, near Kuwait City and Al Jahra. June 13th 2021.


Snowflake

Historic snowfall hits Argentina

Historic Argentina snow


Heavy snowfall has surprised residents of several areas of the interior of Argentina this week, including in the city of Córdoba, which was blanketed in snow for the first time in 14 years.


Across social media networks, #Córdoba was the most used hashtag in Argentina on Wednesday.

Stunning photos and videos have captured the incredibly rare snowfall, which is thought to have occurred just a handful of times in the past 100+ years (in 2007, 1975, 1955, 1920, 1918, and 1912 — years which ALL correlate to solar minimums/prolonged periods of reduced solar activity).


Comment: We're entering an ice age. Its effects will likely be felt within the coming year, and its devastating consequences over the next 3-5 years.

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Boat

River in Crimea's Kerch overflows banks flooding city center after heavy rain

The central streets of the city of Kerch in eastern Crimea are flooded as a result of heavy rains

The central streets of the city of Kerch in eastern Crimea are flooded as a result of heavy rains
The central streets of the city of Kerch in eastern Crimea are flooded as a result of heavy rains and the overflowing of the banks of the Melek-Chesme River, Sergei Borozdin, the city mayor, said on Thursday.

Heavy downfalls hit the city overnight in the east of the peninsula, affecting Kerch and adjacent areas.

"Unfortunately, due to intense rainfall, the Melek-Chesme River overflowed its banks, and about 12 houses and the city hospital were flooded. Due to the flooding of the central streets ... I recommend refraining from using private vehicles. The streets and crossroads are impassable," Borozdin wrote on Facebook.

The city administration, along with the local branch of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, is taking measures to rescue people.


Cloud Precipitation

Severe hailstorm hits Madrid, Spain

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Severe hailstorm in Madrid, Spain - 16.6.2021


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Waterspout filmed in Antalya, Turkey

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A tornado occurred in the sea in Serik district of Antalya.

The tornado reaching the beach damaged the roof of a hotel.


(Translated by Google)

Cloud Precipitation

Floods in Oaxaca, Mexico after 440mm (17 inches) of rain in 2 days

Flooding along the Mala River in San Juan Guichicovi Oaxaca Mexico June 2021.
© Civil Protection Oaxaca
Flooding along the Mala River in San Juan Guichicovi Oaxaca Mexico June 2021.
Heavy rainfall brought by an area of low pressure has caused flooding and landslides in the state of Oaxaca, southern Mexico. Thunderstorms and lightning were also reported and 2 people died in lightning strikes in Ocotlán de Morelos municipality.

Mexico's National Meteorological Service reported that over 440 mm of rain fell in Jacatepec, Oaxaca in a 48 hour period to 16 June 2021.

State Civil Protection said several rivers have broken their banks, including the Mala river in the municipality of San Juan Guichicovi, and the Los Perros river in the city of Ixtepec. Levels of the the Los Perros river jumped over 3 metres in the space of a few hours, reaching 6.8 metres on 16 June, well above the danger mark of 3.5 metres. At least 50 families have evacuated their homes as a result.


Binoculars

Wrong place, wrong time: Snowy owl sticks around for summer in Wells, Maine

A snowy owl flies over Drakes Island in Wells on Wednesday. Snowy owls are common in the area in winter, but are very rare at this time of year.
© Ben McCanna
A snowy owl flies over Drakes Island in Wells on Wednesday. Snowy owls are common in the area in winter, but are very rare at this time of year.
Perched high above a quiet beach scene, a snowy owl has been drawing a steady stream of birders, wildlife photographers and interested onlookers to the Drakes Island community in Wells for the past month.

"They're not usually here this late. The latest I had seen one before was early May," said Bryan Isaacs, a birder of more than 30 years who drove to Wells from New Hampshire on Wednesday to get a glimpse. "This is so rare."

The owl spends most of its day sitting on chimneys and poles in the neighborhood, its stark white feathers making it easy to spot. According to the beach volunteers working at Drakes Island, the bird-watching community has given the owl the nickname "Snowball."

Connor Hood, a beach monitor for the town of Wells, said he, too, was surprised by the owl's late stay but welcomed the excitement that it has brought to the beach community.


Cloud Precipitation

Severe hailstorm slams Krasnodar, Russia

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On Wednesday evening, the strongest hail took place in several municipalities of the Krasnodar Territory. A particularly powerful blow of the elements was recorded in the Pavlovsky district, where hailstones of the size and weight of almost cobblestones fell on some settlements.

As the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in the Kuban told, in the operational duty shift of the department's central control center, the EDDS of the Pavlovsky district received information that a thunderstorm front in the form of rain and hail (about 50 millimeters) passed in the village of Novoplastunovskaya (from 18.10 to 18.40 ). As a result of the disaster, the roofs and glazing of private households (including two social facilities - a school and a kindergarten) were damaged.


Cloud Precipitation

At least 5 dead, 19 missing after floods and landslides in 26 districts of Nepal

Floods in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal, June 2021.
© Nepal Red Cross
Floods in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal, June 2021.
Five fatalities have been confirmed, with a further 19 people reported missing after heavy monsoon rainfall in Nepal triggered floods and landslides.

Disaster authorities in Nepal have reported over 70 incidents of rain damage, flooding and landslides since 15 June 2021. As many as 26 of Nepal's 77 districts have been affected.

Ten people died in recent flash flooding in a remote highland areas of nearby country Bhutan on 16 June 2021.

Nepal

As of early 17 June, 5 people have died, 19 were reported missing and 14 people were injured as a result of floods, landslides and heavy rainfall in Nepal. As many as 50 houses have been completely destroyed and dozens of others damaged.

The worst of the flooding struck in Helambu, Sindhupalchowk District, where 2 people have died, 6 injured and 15 reported as still missing. Flooding struck on 15 June 2021. Damage assessments are ongoing.