Extreme Temperatures


Snowfall in Russia during high summer

© Anastasia Pozdeyeva
In mid-June the thermometer dropped below zero.
© Anastasia Pozdeyeva
This morning, Ust-Tsilemskii area experienced heavy snowfall accompanied by strong northerly winds. The intensity of precipitation was such that the snow didn't have time to melt.


Surprise summer snowfall in Finland

Snowfall came as surprise on Monday morning for the residents of Muonio. White flakes floated down in Kerässiepissä, Muonio, and snow fell in Sodankylä, Inari and Utsjoki as well.

Paavo Korpela, the Finnish Meteorological Institute weather forecaster on duty, said the midsummer week will be chilly throughout Lapland.

- The cold air arrives from the north to the south, which is why in Lapland can receive rain and even snow. The snow has melted away during the day, says Korpela.

The inclement weather is expected to continue over the next few days and Tuesday night will see the temperatures drop.

The weather is expected to warm up on the weekend, but the thermometer will hover around the ten degree mark.


Snow expected in Nevada this Summer solstice!


Did you think summer was here? Snow could fall in Elko County early this week at elevations above 7,000 feet, according to a National Weather Service advisory.

"In what will seem more like spring than almost summer, a strong weather-maker will bring enough cold air and moisture to higher terrain starting late Monday to produce snow showers over parts of northern Nevada," the notice stated.

Most valleys will not see any snowflakes, but northern Elko County - especially the Jarbidge Wilderness and other mountains east of Mountain City Highway - could get a couple inches of accumulation between late Monday and Wednesday.

The Ruby Mountains and East Humboldts also could receive a couple inches of snow.


Norway experiences freak snowfall in the middle of June

© Jan-Morten Bjørnbakk/NTB scanpixJimi Bradshaw from Florida plays with snow for the first ever in Tromsø on Monday.
A blast of ice-cold wind from the North Pole is sending temperatures plummeting across northern Norway, with the city of Tromsø on Monday seeing June snowfall for the first time in living memory.

"There have been both sleet and snow showers tonight, and people have even observed snow settling on the ground," Trond Lien, a local meteorologist, told the Tromsø-based Nordlys newspaper. "This is very rare, and I cannot remember the last time it snowed on June 16. It must be a long time ago."

He said he had found reports indicating snowfall in the city during July a century previously, but had yet to find any record of snow in June.

Odd Arne Thomassen, a professional driver, told NRK that he had encountered roughly four inches of snow when driving over Kvænangsfjellet in North Troms on Monday morning.


SOTT Focus: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?

© SOTT.net/Red Pill Press

This week on SOTT Talk Radio we discussed the recently released book by SOTT.net editors Pierre Lescaudron and Laura
Knight-Jadczyk, Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection.

While official science portrays the crazy weather, more frequent sinkholes, increased meteor fireball activity, and intensifying earthquakes as phenomena that are unrelated, research put together by Pierre and Laura strongly suggests that all this (and more!) is intimately connected and may stem from a common cause.

In times past, people understood that the human mind and states of collective human experience influence cosmic and earthly phenomena. How might today's 'wars and rumors of wars', global 'austerity measures', and the mass protest movements breaking out everywhere play into the climate 'changing'?

Running Time: 01:59:00

Download: MP3

Comment: Continue to Part Two: The Hazard to Civilization From Fireballs and Comets

See also:

Black Death found to be Ebola-like virus

New Light on the Black Death: The Cosmic Connection

New Light on the Black Death: The Viral and Cosmic Connection


Happy New Year 2014?


A week before the Summer Solstice in Europe and 8 inches of snow falls in Turkey!

At higher altitudes, snow thickness reached 20 cm (8 inches) in Rize, Turkey.

Two more days of snowfall is expected.


Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

Ice Cube

Antarctic sea ice area is 1,157,000 sq km above 'normal'

Global sea ice extent is 678,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.

Sea Ice Update June 11 2014

Thanks to Kingbum for this link

Ice Cube

Despite raging wildfires since January, the ground surrounding Alaska's shrinking lakes is refreezing

© Martin Briggs, US Geological SurveyNew permafrost is forming around Twelvemile Lake in Alaska.
But researchers pooh-pooh the evidence, insisting that the icy ground will only last another 70 years because of "global warming."

How did they come to that conclusion? Computer modeling, of course. It's amazing what you can make a computer do.

Some Alaskan lakes have shrunk since the 1950s, while others have expanded, says a recent article in Live Science. "Earlier studies suggest that melting permafrost plays a role in the shifting lake sizes," the article explains. "For example, lakes may drain away when the shallow permafrost below them thaws, like opening the drain in a tub .... where permafrost is thicker and melts more slowly, lakes may grow as the melting ice adds to their extent."

In other words, it makes no difference whether those lakes expand or shrink, it's still caused by global warming.

The ground is thawing? Blame global warming. The ground is freezing? Blame global warming.

As I said, it's amazing what you can make a computer do.

Comment: Alaska wildfire is bigger than Chicago

Ice Cube

Icebergs still floating on Lake Superior in June

iceberg lake superior
© Winsconsin DNR
It may be June, but a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden discovered some icebergs still afloat in Lake Superior near Madeline Island on Friday.

DNR Marine Warden Amie Egstad spotted the floating ice - which was covered in resting seagulls - while doing a routine check of commercial nets in the largest of the Great Lakes.

Comment: So much for 'global warming'! Considering the extremely cold winter and the unprecedented ice cover on the Great Lakes this winter, it's hardly surprising to see icebergs still floating on the lake:
Why it's a big deal: Half of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice
Drastically cold temperatures create greatest ice cover on the Great Lakes in 20 years
Ice Age Cometh: Great Lakes ice cover spreading rapidly - Lake Superior sets new record

Snowflake Cold

Record cold June morning on the Canadian Prairies

Of course, there's nothing unusual about record cold.

"We're a couple weeks shy of the official start to summer, but we won't be offended if you don't quite believe us," says the weather network.

Saturday morning (June 7) saw temperatures hovering around zero - yes, zero - degrees (32 F), as overnight temperatures plunged to uncomfortably cold levels.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis and Terry Homeniuk for link
Here's more proof that even Canadians are surprised at the change in climate patterns...summers 2 weeks away and its still a winter wonderland!!!

Snow in June? Warning issued for northern Manitoba

Thanks to John Topal for this link