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Heavy snowfall in Chubut Province, Argentina

Stranded people who had to be assisted by security forces, landslides, impassable roads, power cuts and lack of provision of drinking water or telephone connectivity caused by a storm of snow and wind last night and today in the Chubut towns of El Bolsón, El Hoyo , Lago Puelo, Epuyén, El Maitén, Esquel and Trevelín.

The municipality of Lago Puelo declared a Climate Emergency for 90 days due to rainfall and snowfall records while the Army provided its facilities to accommodate people who were in transit and whose groups could not continue traveling, in addition to bringing food to the respective shelters, according to the ADN Sur portal.

Meanwhile, the National Gendarmerie today rescued 47 people who were stranded amid heavy snowfall in an area near the mountain range, called the "Curva de los Guanacos", in the province of Chubut, sources from the security force reported.

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Snow up to roof level depth at Batea Mahuida ski resort in Argentina

"There's much snow. It is a spectacular day, with a lot of people, the truth is that we started the season in a very nice way", says the head of operation of the Batea Mahuida, Manuel Calfuqueo and invites the Snow Park. This season they improved the service at the refuge, with more menus and better facilities.

"It's a lot of snow, it's been a couple of years since it snowed so much. I think that until October, we will surely have snow", says Manuel from the hill. He accompanies his words with photos from there, in which he sees the shelter with snow up to the roof and clarifies that the hill is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the hours and services are subject to weather conditions.

It's just that it hasn't stopped snowing for a few weeks.

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Amidst 10-year drought, the Andes get much needed snowfall and are completed blanketed when viewed from space

July 16, 2022
July 16, 2022
As extreme summer heatwaves deepened droughts and fueled wildfires in the Northern Hemisphere, winter storms brewed south of the equator. In July 2022, back-to-back weather systems eased rainfall deficits in central Chile and added to the snowpack atop the Andes—a critical reserve of water for the coming summer.

The blanket of fresh snow along the mountain range between Chile and Argentina is visible in the image above, acquired on July 16 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite. Heavy rain and snow fell in the area despite La Niña conditions offshore in the Pacific that typically bring dry winters. The precipitation brought at least some temporary relief to an area suffering a decade-long drought.

Ice Cube

Largest summer sea ice extent since 2008 traps arctic ships - Coldest July airmass in 70 years blows through the Bering Strait

The mainstream are heat-chasers. They report only on stories that fit the AGW Party agenda. This cherry-picking leads to a painfully misinformed public when it comes to the climate - which is exactly where they want us.

It usually stands, however, that if the MSM goes silent on a particular locale then it's probably because that particular locale isn't 'behaving' as they would like.

A case in point today: we have the Arctic and Greenland refusing to play ball.

Earth's most-northern reaches are actually experiencing persistent and long-lasting COOLING, which is far more telling than a brief burst of heat in, for example, Western Europe, which, 1) is forecast to be over before it's even really begun, and 2) can be tied to entirely natural forcings - namely low solar activity and a violently 'buckling' jet stream flow (more on that below).

Comment: Unusually cold airmass blows through Bering Strait bringing July snow

Cloud Precipitation

Weather extremes: As western Europe burns, thunderstorms, epoch-making hail, floods and sub-average temperatures hit Russia

The downside of the intense heat wave that is affecting Europe.

The intense heat wave that has affected and is still affecting a large part of Central Western and Northern Europe has had opposite consequences on the other side of the continent.

The scorching air that from the African latitudes has pushed up to Scandinavia has kept active a flow of colder currents on the far east of Europe and in particular on Russia where for days the temperatures have overall been below average, albeit slightly. But cooler-than-normal weather was not the only noteworthy event, where these cold currents came in contrast to the heat. One such event hitthe city of Lipetsk in European Russia, literally covered by hail that fell from the sky with the air temperature dropping during the event up to 9 ° C.

A similar situation affected the city of Olkovatka, also in southern Russia, while the city of Nizhny Novgorod was hit by a violent flash flood.

Arrow Up

The heatwave green hysteria is out of control

Beach Chairs
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If you find yourself wondering over the next few days why it is so swelteringly hot, I have an answer for you. It's because of rich people. It's because of those wealthy elites with all their gas-guzzling vehicles and reckless holidaymaking. It's their fault you're sweating on the Tube.

This infantile claim really is being made, and by supposedly serious politicians. Labour's Richard Burgon, over on his Instagram account, is wringing his no doubt sweaty hands over the filthy rich folk who apparently landed us in this weather apocalypse.

'As we face 40°C temperatures and the first ever Red Extreme Heat Warning, remember this climate crisis is driven by the wealthy', he cries. His stern words are accompanied, naturally, by that Met Office map showing half of Britain coloured dark red - the hellish hue that has been chosen to illustrate how dire our predicament has allegedly become.

Is anyone else tiring of all this green hysteria over the heatwave? There is something medieval about it. There is something creepily pre-modern in the idea that sinful mankind has brought heat and fire and floods upon himself with his wicked, hubristic behaviour. What next - plagues of locusts as a punishment for our failure to recycle?

The unhinged eco-dread over the heatwave exposes how millenarian environmentalism has become. Climate-change activism is less and less about coming up with practical solutions to the problem of pollution and more about demonising mankind as a plague on a planet, a pox on Mother Earth. These people really do view hot weather as an indictment of humanity, and a forewarning of the imminent heat death of our world that we've brought about with all our evil pollution and consumption.

They're all at it. Caroline Lucas says, 'The climate emergency is right here, right now'. One observer describes Europe as a 'continent on fire' - which just isn't true, is it? - and says the hot weather is proof of 'the ravages of climate change'. The words 'heatwave hell' are appearing everywhere, and many in the opinion-forming set know exactly who's responsible for this hell: me and you and everyone else who has dared to live modern, technological lives.


Unusually cold airmass blows through Bering Strait bringing July snow

July snow in the Bering Strait

July snow in the Bering Strait
An unusually frigid ball of air is spinning through the Bering Strait region, bringing rare July snowfall, high surf advisories in the Norton Sound and wind gusts up to 48 mph in Nome.

"These kinds of things spin around the higher latitudes all year long," said Rick Thoman, Alaska climate specialist at the International Arctic Research Center at UAF. "Usually, this cold would stay farther north. If this was happening on the North Slope, it would be chilly but nothing particularly to write home about. The fact that it's moved so far south is really the news here."

Looking through climate records, Thoman said this airmass will be the coldest one seen during the month of July in the past 70 years.

"I would chalk this particular storm up to one of those random variabilities that are going to happen from time to time, even in a warming climate," he said.

Snowflake Cold

Is Australia experiencing a 'volcanic winter'?

Significant polar fronts have delivered record-low temperatures and record-high snowfalls to swathes of Australia in recent weeks. The continent is on for one of its coldest winters on record. But why...?

June was an exceptionally cold month, according to data provided by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM):
Australia weather
© BoM

And July is continuing that frigid trend.

Serving as just three recent examples: Alice Springs busted its longest streak of sub-zero days in recorded history; secondly, on July 15, Hillston Airport, NSW logged -6C (21.2F) — its lowest temperature ever recorded; and, thirdly, just last night, snow settled across many of Hobart's suburbs, almost reaching sea-level in Tasmania's south, and an apparent low of -20C (-4F) was observed.


European heatwave kills hundreds, electric vehicle reportedly sparks catastrophic wildfire in France

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A view of trees burning amid a wildfire near Landiras, France, July 16, 2022.
Since July 10, at least 360 people have been killed in Spain due to a massive heatwave and thousands of individuals have been forced to flee southern France due to a wildfire allegedly sparked by a vehicle having mechanical issues.

The Carlos III Health Institute reported Friday that hundreds have died in Spain as temperatures have skyrocketed to 45 degrees Celsius - or 114 degrees Fahrenheit - in the region. The heatwave has also contributed to massive wildfires in several countries that have scorched thousands of acres of land. In southwest France alone, 12,000 people have been forced to flee to escape multiple blazes.

France's Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne blamed the fire in the La-Teste-de-Buch region on an electric vehicle that had some sort of issue near a wooden glen. The second ongoing wildfire in France is also being investigated for criminal activity.

"80% of the forest fires are estimated to have been started by humans," she told France's BFMTV News.

Snowflake Cold

Alice Springs, Australia suffers longest streak of sub-zero days on record + Greenland refuses to melt as scheduled

The 'climate brigade' have gone quiet re. Australia in recent weeks, focusing instead on a slither of summer heat gripping Western Europe and a perfectly ordinary 'heat dome' building in the Central U.S. — and that's because it's bloody freezing Down Under, unprecedentedly cold, in fact.

The middle of Australia is renowned for its scorching hot summers and year-round blue skies, not for its cold winters.

However, this year the region has been buffeted by rare Antarctic blasts and, as a result, is suffering its coldest spell ever.

The Northern Territory locale of Alice Springs has seen its thermometers sink below 0C (32F) for twelve consecutive mornings now, which, according to the Bureau of Meteorology - in books dating back 81 years - surpasses the previous longest streak of below-zero days set in July 1976 (solar minimum of cycle 19).