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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Winter forecast high food prices and cancelled credit cards

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Just as food prices spike banks are cutting credit card limits and the N. Hemisphere settles in for the coldest winter in a century with crop losses sending grocery bills upward. Australia highest snowfall total ever recorded in a non-alpine area. Russia pummeled with summer snow drifts and record cold temperatures. Grand Solar Minimum ON !


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Snowflake Cold

Significant snow blankets low-lying parts of Western Cape, South Africa

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The Western Cape has experienced low temperatures since Friday - and on Saturday certain parts of the region were blanketed in snow. Matroosberg, Sutherland and Ceres regions have been fortunate enough to enjoy significant snowfall.

Snow-Forecast predicted that the Matroosberg area will receive a light covering of snow on Saturday [August 29]. "Temperatures will be below freezing, with a maximum of 0°C on Monday morning [August 31], and min -7°C on Saturday night [August 29]. Winds will also be decreasing, with fresh winds from the west on Saturday morning [August 29], and calm by Monday night [August 31]."


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Cape Town mesmerised by snow on Table Mountain

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Snowing on Table Mountain
It's snowing on Table Mountain. This is the second time in recent years that snow flurried over the top of the majestic mountain.

A video of snow coming down on the mountain was shared by Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, and Capetonians are thrilled by the sight.


"Must be cold down there. Take care," one social media user commented.

"Snow, wow we don't really get it like before," another said.



Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Food prices and cargo theft skyrocket

Photo from 23 Aug 2020: Kurush, Dagestan, Russia

Photo from 23 Aug 2020: Kurush, Dagestan, Russia
There is a direct relationship between high food prices and cargo theft. With the UK having its lowest crop yields in 40 years, summer snowdrifts in Russia, the global food landscape looks well under the rosy forecasts in the beginning of 2020. Are you ready for trucks to stop arriving at your supermarkets?


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UK - Worst wheat harvest in decades - Cold & wet

Only a small amount of this year's wheat crop is high quality

Only a small amount of this year's wheat crop is high quality
Shades of the Maunder Minimum and the Little Ice Age.
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The UK's worst wheat harvest in about 40 years has prompted fears of higher prices of flour, and subsequently of bread and other flour-based products.

Due to heavy rain last October, only 60% of what would normally be planted went into the ground. Add in the sunniest spring since 1929, substantially drier than usual, followed by the wettest February ever recorded, and you get the picture.

Recent droughts, with the longest period of temperatures above 34C since records began in 1961, followed by August downpours and thunderstorms have reduced the quality of wheat, according to the National Farmers' Union (NFU) and reports by Sky News.

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Winter comes in mid-August to Dagestan, Russia as substantial snow falls

Photo from 23 Aug 2020: Kurush, Dagestan, Russia

Photo from 23 Aug 2020: Kurush, Dagestan, Russia
Summer suddenly ends in the Dagestani village of Kurush. It started snowing and the air temperature dropped to +3 degrees.

Within a few hours, large snowdrifts appeared in the village. And local residents, filming what is happening on photos and videos, complained on social networks that the summer this year ended too early for them.

See full article and more photos.


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Summer will not return to Yakutia, Russia this year - temperature falls to -8 C

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The frosts started in Russia - Meteonovosti

Summer is ending and it is not surprising that the lowest temperature in Russia today is in the coldest Republic of Russia - Yakutia. In the village of Eyik, Oleneksky district of Yakutia, the temperature dropped to -8°C, the lowest temperature in Russia. The temperature dropped below freezing in the southern half of the Republic as well. Negative values ​​were also noted in Yakutsk.

The fall season arrived in the Republic earlier this year.

Comment: Temperature drops below freezing in Russia during summer


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Australia coated in rare snow as 'Antarctic blob' settles over nation

A wallaby is seen in the snow on August 23, 2020 in Adaminaby, Australia
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A wallaby is seen in the snow on August 23, 2020 in Adaminaby, Australia
Parts of Australia have seen a rare covering of snow after Antarctic winds reached the nation's southeast coast.

Snowfall was recorded across New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, the Australia Capital Territory and the island state of Tasmania as locals ventured out to make the most of the spring weather.

"We've seen light snow make it to Canberra today, and yes even heard a few rogue flakes landed on Parliament House," in the nation's capital, the Bureau of Meteorology said in a Twitter post.

The bureau added that more than one metre (3.3 feet) of snow had fallen in a number of alpine regions, and the cold weather would likely remain for several days.

"It's awesome," Raj Kumar told the Seven Network after he had travelled from Sydney with his family to see the weather phenomenon in the town of Oberon in NSW's Blue Mountains.


Comment: Huge snowfalls at ski resorts in Australia - over 2 feet in 3 days


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South Brazil witnesses rare snowfall brought by polar air mass

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Cities in Rio Grande do Sul state in Brazil recorded snow and frozen rain early on Thursday afternoon, August 20th.

According to SOMAR Meteorology, in the Rio Grande do Sul mountain range, there were snow and freezing rain simultaneously.

Check out this video for footage of this event.


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Temperature drops below freezing in Russia during summer

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Frost in Moscow region ... Even though it's still summer.

In the morning of August 21, in the east of the Moscow region, in Cherusty, in the grass, the air temperature dropped to -1 degree. These are the first frosts of the upcoming season.

In the Kostroma region, frosts in the grass stand up to -1 degree are observed for the third day in a row.

Thanks to Victor for these links.

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Massive losses of sheep in Patagonia, Argentina highlands because of intense snowstorms

“We estimate that the worse losses are along the mountainous terrain between 1,000 and 1,300 meters above sea level, while at sea level we can expect sheep mortality in the range of 30%”.

“We estimate that the worse losses are along the mountainous terrain between 1,000 and 1,300 meters above sea level, while at sea level we can expect sheep mortality in the range of 30%”.
Snowstorms and frosts in the high areas of the Argentine Patagonia Rio Negro province could cause the death of 70% of the flock, according to estimates from the provincial Livestock Secretariat, Tabaré Bassi.

Together with technicians from the Agriculture Technology Institute, INTA, officials made a first estimate of losses in the snow covered highlands next to the cordillera, but will have to wait until October to have a more exact estimate. "Any how we are talking of at least 100,000 sheep and 5,000 cattle".

Bassi called for prudence in assessing the dimension of the losses, but did admit that the victims of the intense snow fall followed by frosts are mostly small farmers, with flocks no larger than 250 head, "which makes it a serious survival challenge".