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Summer snowfall 6 inches deep blankets portions of Wood River Valley, Idaho

Galena Summit saw more than 6 inches of snow on Monday, an uncommon occurrence at the end of June in Idaho.
© Eric Brill/KMVT
Galena Summit saw more than 6 inches of snow on Monday, an uncommon occurrence at the end of June in Idaho.
Portions of the Wood River Valley woke up to more than 6 inches of snow on Monday morning, as the end of June looked more like a mid-winter morning.

The mountain towns within the Central and Sawtooth Mountains were a little bit too warm too see any of the white stuff fly, but once you were able to get above approximately 6,700 feet, snow started to cover the ground.

At Galena Summit, which is approximately midway between Ketchum and Stanley, saw more than 6 inches of snow. This is at approximately 8,700 feet above sea level, and of course, the higher you are above sea level within this part of the Central and Sawtooth Mountains, the more snow you will see. Luckily, with temperatures last week as well as Saturday in the 70s for highs, the snow wasn't able to accumulate very much on Highway 75. With that noted, the threat of snow is expected to linger around until Tuesday. Another 2-4 inches of snow will be possible, with the majority of the accumulation happening on grassy surfaces, as well as the majestic trees of the Sawtooth National Forest.


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June snowfall in the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia

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In the Krasnoyarsk Region, summer has been interrupted by a strong cold wave.

June 21 is snowing. Winter visited the Sayan pass on the border of Khakassia and Tuva.

In Novosibirsk, a strong cooling occurred last weekend. At night, the thermometer showed +5, and frosts were observed in some places.

Another video showing lots of snow here.

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link.


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Antarctica's Adélie penguins happier with less sea ice, research shows ice is growing

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© Yuuki Watanabe (National Institute of Polar Research, Japan)
Adélie penguins in Lützow-Holm Bay, Antarctica, enjoy easy access to food and increase body weight and breeding success in ice-free summer.
Researchers have been surprised to find that Adélie penguins in Antarctica prefer reduced sea-ice conditions, not just a little bit, but a lot. As climate models project rapid reduction of the continent's sea ice over the rest of the century, this iconic polar predator could be a rare global warming winner. Their research findings are published today (June 24, 2020) in Science Advances.

In recent decades, Antarctica has experienced a steady increase in the extent of its sea ice — frozen seawater — even as its polar twin, the Arctic, has suffered through a marked decrease. But this is not expected to last for much longer as the climate changes, with Antarctica also projected to see a decline in its sea ice, with all the consequences of such changes to the maritime habitat for the organisms that live there.


Comment: Relentless and baseless claims of global warming are debunked every year as the world, overall, gets cooler: Global cooling: Second largest 2-month temperature drop in history recorded by NOAA satellite


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Fire

Anomalous heatwave in Russian arctic continues with outbreaks of wildfires

Bystrinsky
© Sputnik / Dmitry Voroshilov
FILE PHOTO: A wildfire near the village of Esso, in the Bystrinsky district, Kamchatka region, June 18, 2020
Scientists are already alarmed at the spike in temperatures in Russia this year. While the mercury is creeping up everywhere, in Siberia it has spiked dramatically, delivering unprecedented heat.

This summer is on course to be the hottest since record-keeping began, in the world's largest country. Towns usually still blanketed by snow at this time of year are experiencing a blazing heatwave, thanks to the escalating climate crisis.

The effects of global warming have arrived and are already causing problems, especially in Siberia. A massive oil spill in the far northern mining city of Norilsk earlier this year was declared a federal emergency, after a pipeline sank into the mud and broke. The accident, which will take decades to clean up, was blamed on melting permafrost - the result of unusually high temperatures.


Comment: Note that a heatwave in the Arctic does not equal GLOBAL warming, because by all accounts temperatures around the planet are plummeting, including temperatures in the atmosphere.


Comment: What is clear from the above is that our planet is under going a significant shift, little of which is explained by the now debunked theory of 'global warming': For more on what's happening on our planet, check out SOTT radio's:


Ice Cube

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Saharan dust cloud & Greenland summer ice anomalies

Greenland record ice gains
Record gains of ice on Greenland which we should be celebrating but most media is silent from the enormous ice build this year into summer. Unusually large Saharan dust cloud Pulse One about to sweep through the Americas, followed by a larger concentration of dust later in July. Loss of 25,000 acres of fruit to hail in Spain.


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Hottest Arctic temperature record likely set with 100-degree reading in Siberia

Record heat Siberia
© The Weather Channel (screen capture)
A Russian heat wave smashed an all-time record high in one Siberian town this weekend, possibly the hottest temperature on record so far north in the Arctic, continuing an off-the-charts warm year in what is typically one of coldest places on Earth.

The high temperature in Verkhoyansk, a town in northeast Russia about 260 miles south of the Arctic coast and about 6 miles north of the Arctic Circle, topped out at 38 degrees Celsius, or 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, Saturday.

If that reading is found to be correct, that would smash the town's all-time record of 37.3 degrees Celsius - 99.1 degrees Fahrenheit - set on July 25, 1988. Temperature records in Verkhoyansk date to 1885.

It would also be the hottest temperature on record north of the Arctic Circle, according to Etienne Kapikian, a meteorologist with Meteo France.

The average high in late June in Verkhoyansk is only in the upper 60s, or around 20 degrees Celsius.

Comment: Weather swings in Siberia as extreme heat is followed by June snow, tornadoes and floods


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Russia's far north records highest-ever temperature in Arctic: 38 degrees Celsius

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The small town of Verkhoyansk, home to 1,000 people in Russia's Yakutia region, broke the record on Saturday for the highest temperature ever recorded within the Arctic Circle, hitting a maximum of 38 degrees Celsius.

Verkhoyansk already held the record for the place with the greatest temperature range on Earth. Prior to today, temperatures in the small town have ranged between -68 and +37 degrees Celsius - a 105-degree difference. In Fahrenheit, that's between -90 and +98.

In July, the average high daily temperature is 19.9 degrees Celsius - much lower than Saturday's sweltering 38.

The record-shattering heat was shared far and wide on social media, most prominently by Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg.


Comment: What Greta did not notice, however, is that the same region experiences record COLD temperatures just a few weeks ago...

Bone-chilling cold sweeps Northeast Russia, records from the 1950s and 1960s fall


Arrow Down

The very talented Greta Thunberg

Besides being able to see CO2, Greta is also a virus expert.

Greta Thunberg
Greta can see CO2!

Info

Ice Age Farmer Report: Trump's new icebreaker fleet & Grand Solar Minimum 2020

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Ireland's Dryest Spring Ever. Chinese floods. Massive hailstorms, cold temperatures, and precipitative extremes affecting agriculture globally. Trump orders new Icebreaker fleet to match China & Russia's nuclear icebreakers. Nations and Multinationals are preparing -- are you? 2020 may be remembered as the year the Grand Solar Minimum really kicked into gear. Christian breaks it down.


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Beartooth Pass in Wyoming closed again due to winter weather conditions as foot of snow hits area

The official start of summer might only be three days away, but snow and winter weather conditions have just forced the closure of Beartooth Pass at the Montana / Wyoming border.

WARNING
Travelers in Wyoming are being advised to turn around and return to Red Lodge due to adverse weather conditions.