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China's Bohai Bay energy terminals on alert as sea ice slows ships

China Energy Terminals On Alert

China energy terminals on alert
Chinese ports and marine safety authorities are on high alert as an expansion of sea ice makes it tougher for ships to berth and discharge at key energy product import terminals along the coast of northern Bohai Bay.

A cold wave sweeping the northern hemisphere has plunged temperatures across China to their lowest in decades, boosting demand for power and fuel to historic highs in the world's largest energy consumer.

"The sea ice situation is more severe this year than the same period in previous years," said Wang Jun, a professor specialising in transport issues at Dalian Maritime University.

"It could impede sailing and docking for vessels, no matter how big they are."


Arrow Down

Avalanches due to heavy snowfall kill at least two in Switzerland

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Heavy snowfall in the Alps has led to avalanches that killed two people in Switzerland and led to several rescue operations.

Police said a 49-year-old skier was killed in the canton of Schwyz when he was buried by an avalanche.

Another person died in the canton of Oberwalden buried by snow masses.

The search for other persons possibly buried by avalanches was stopped in the early evening, police said.

Comment: Huge snowfall continues in the Alps, as much as 2 meters of new snow


Ice Cube

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: When climate collapse is no longer explainable to the public (distract)

Japan snow
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
As the 2nd magnetic field begins to form in the outer solar system with intercoupling of Jupiter / Saturn / Uranus / Pluto the magnetic intensification line was crossed at the Great Conjunction on the 2020 winter solstice. The extremes and difficulty moving forward with global food production will reset the civilization anyway. Snow near Yemen border, cross country skiing in Madrid after the blizzard, 10 feet of snow again in Japan, massive algae blooms off Namibia, record snow Morocco, 5+ARK storm west coast USA , this week.


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Snowflake

289 settlements cut off by masses of snow in Turkey

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In the Kurdish province of Hakkari, life has come to a standstill due to heavy snowfall.

Hundreds of settlements are cut off from the outside world due to the masses of snow.

Some 289 settlement areas are currently cut off from the outside world due to heavy snowfall. In addition to the Hakkari city center, the districts of Şemdinli and Gever (Yüksekova) are also affected.

The snowfall started during the Friday night. Nearly all roads and streets are covered in snow and in some places are icy; neither residential areas can be reached nor can villages be left. Public life has effectively come to a standstill.


Snowflake

Huge snowfall continues in the Alps, as much as 2 meters of new snow

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If you'd rather not see pictures of the huge amounts of snow that have fallen, then look away now. Most ski resorts remain closed and international travel is prohibited, but it does look fabulous for the lucky few able to enjoy it.


Comment: Also from the above linked weathertoski.co.uk site:
A lot of snow has fallen across the northern Alps this week, with the areas that have seen the most snow being the north-eastern Swiss and far western Austrian Alps, roughly in a line from Andermatt (central Swiss Alps) to St Anton (western Swiss Alps) taking in the likes of Flims, Klosters and the Montafon valley. These areas have seen around 1.5m of new snow since Tuesday, with as much as 2m reported at altitude in one or two favoured spots.

More generally there has been between 30cm and 90cm of new snow across the northern half of the Alps.



Snowflake

Passengers stranded on train in Sweden by 2 feet of snow on tracks

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More than two feet (70cm) of snow leaves railway track impassable.
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12 Jan 2021 - Stranded train passengers received sandwiches. With video

Train passengers stuck since early Tuesday morning - got food from Långselehandlare. The train company was forced to evacuate the passengers in the afternoon.

In Långsele, the local trader Otto Lampinen has made sure that the stranded passengers on a train that is standing still now have something in their stomach.


Comment: Heavy snowfall hits Sweden, Finland - up to 2 feet in 24 hours - icy temperatures ahead


Snowflake

Terrible snow storm with 116 km/h hits Saskatchewan, Canada

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Terrible snow storm with 116 km/h hits Canada, Saskatchewan.


Snowflake Cold

Threat of shortages on fruit and veg markets due to the intense cold in Spain

Greenhouse tomatoes in Níjar

Greenhouse tomatoes in Níjar
The very low product supply translates into a rise in prices

Agricultural producers and companies in the fruit and vegetable sector in the Spanish provinces of Almería and Granada are not having a moment of truce. Due to storm Filomena, record minimum temperatures are being recorded across Spain; also in the south. Rain and snow have been falling incessantly throughout the week and in these conditions, the crops won't reach the expected yields.

Production has dropped considerably and is taking a toll on many crops, including tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant and peppers. Prices are high due to the acute product shortage. In the current situation, there is no capacity to meet all the demand, not even that from contracts previously signed by the marketing companies.


Snowflake

Rare snowfall hits Saada, Yemen

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Rare snowfall hits Saada,Yemen. 11 January, 2021.


Snowflake Cold

Rare snowfall hits Saudi Arabia's Asir region

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Snowfall in Saudi Arabia's Asir region has left mountains and deserts covered in white snow, while locals and foreigners alike are flocking to the plains to enjoy the sight.

Half a century has passed since temperature in Saudi Arabia's Asir region dropped below freezing. Apart from urban areas, white snow sheet covered hilly and desert areas as well.

The weather in Asir region is very cold due to snowfall and the temperature has fallen below -2 degrees Celsius.

However, Saudi citizens and foreigners have expressed joy and surprise because of snowfall.