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June storm dumps 7 inches of snow in 24 hours on Bogus Basin, Idaho - more in store as it tracks over region

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Bogus picks up 7" of snowfall, more in store today as core of storm tracks over region
Say it ain't snow?!?! This soggy June storm is dumping snow on our higher elevations.

Bogus Basin picked up 7 inches over the past 24 hours and is expected to see another 6-10 inches over the next 24 hours.

The last time Bogus saw this much snow this late in the season was back on May 22, 2010 when the mountain saw over 16"!

While Long Valley has so far reported around 2" in accumulations as snow levels have dropped to 5,500ft this morning.

Comment: Nearby at Tamarack up to 10 inches of snow has been reported:



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June snowfall hits Scotland a week after it recorded UK's top temperature of 28.3C

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Seven days after recording the UK's top temperature of 28.3C, the north of Scotland yesterday struggled to a daytime low of minus 1.1C amid a blanket of snow.

Cromdale in Speyside had registered the high of the year so far as the country sweltered in the sunniest spring ever. However, just a few miles away yesterday temperatures fell below zero during the day at the Cairngorm mountain range in Inverness-shire.

"Welcome back to winter," said Luke Miall, of the Met Office. "The north of Scotland has been distinctly chilly for the time of year. At the same time as this low temperature was recorded, the wind was blowing at 70mph."

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Greenland Ice Sheet growing at record levels

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Had you heard about this in the mainstream media? No? Has something been diverting your attention?

Vast regions of southwestern Greenland are currently gaining record levels - record levels! - of snow & ice. Never before in June has the Greenland ice sheet grown by more than 4 Gigatons in a single day, until now that is - according to Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) data going back to 1981.

Here are the latest measurements (as of today, June 4, 2020). Notice how much blue (ice growth) you see on the map. And how little red.

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June snowfall hits Labrador City, Newfoundland

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas? Summer might be officially starting this month but that doesn't mean the weather has gotten the memo. For some unlucky Canadians, it's looking more like winter. Snow in June happened in this Newfoundland & Labrador town and it's so tragic.

People in Labrador City woke up to snow on the ground.

Now, that might not be surprising to hear in the winter months or even as late as April.

However, it's pretty jarring when it happens this time of year.


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June snow in România - coldest 2nd day in the month since records began

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Video - Early summer is cold in Eastern Europe, România.

"Summer started like winter! It snowed in the mountains and the temperatures dropped below zero degrees. In fact, it was the coldest day of June 2 since the measurements were made."

Thanks to Alex Tanase for this video.


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Energy exchange between troposphere and ionosphere revealed in study

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© Babalola Ogunsua
An illustration of the atmospheric wave dynamics from convective processes and ionospheric responses.
The Earth's ionosphere, extending about 80 to 1,000 km above the Earth's surface, connects outer space and the middle atmosphere. It's an important part and key layer in the whole Sun-Earth system.

However, the understanding of the equatorial ionospheric responses to thunderstorms remains a mystery due to the peculiarities in the dynamics of the ionosphere over this region.

A recently published study in Scientific Reports focuses on the Congo Basin, located in the equatorial region, where lightning and severe thunderstorms are considered to be the most active in the world.

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Geysers may be signalling magma intrusion under Yellowstone

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© Jamie Farrell, USGS
Steamboat Geyser erupts on 4 June 2018. Scientists examined how deformation and hydrothermal activity in the northern rim area of the Yellowstone caldera might be linked to magmatic intrusions kilometers beneath the surface.
Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park is an enigma. It is the tallest currently active geyser in the world, sometimes blasting superheated water over 90 meters (300 feet) into the air. Yet unlike the more famous Old Faithful, Steamboat Geyser runs on its own rhythm. Sometimes the geyser is quiet for decades and then suddenly bursts back to life. It is a mystery exactly why Steamboat has such behavior. After a new period of activity started in 2018, we might have more clues about what drives these steam-and-water explosions.

Yellowstone caldera is a geologic wonderland. It is the source of three of the largest explosive eruptions in the past 3 million years. The caldera itself covers over 1,500 square kilometers (580 square miles) in the northeast corner of Wyoming. As Charles Wicks from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) puts it, "Yellowstone's roots seem to extend all the way to the core-mantle boundary. In that dimension, it's a magmatic system of continental scale."

The Yellowstone caldera is packed with geothermal features like geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and geothermal pools. This hydrothermal activity is driven by the vast reservoirs of heat beneath the Yellowstone area, most of which comes from the magma found many kilometers underneath the caldera. All this heat and water mean the land surface at Yellowstone rises and falls frequently, meaning Yellowstone is best described as a "restless caldera."

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Bizarre weather phenomenon May 2020

The scene at Zogori on May 26.
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The scene at Zogori on May 26.
May 2020 will be a month to remember and climate extremes are no exception. Cold and snow records shattered across the globe which indicate a reduction in growing season length. This happened during the Maunder Minimum in the 1600s and as the GSM intensifies today, we should expect crop yield reductions and sky high food prices.

Let me know what you think about the information presented, does it show a trend?


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14 all time low temperatures recorded in South Africa yesterday

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According to preliminary data from the South African Weather Service, a total of 14 new all-time monthly LOW temperature records were busted yesterday (May 28), versus the 0 for record high.

These record low May temperatures were set ACROSS the southernmost tip of Africa, although the east appears to have been disproportionately hit.

The "II AGR" weather station in Buffelspoort -located NW of Johannesburg- set a new "Lowest Minimum" temperature on Thursday, May 28 of -2C (35.6F) — a reading which comfortably usurped the station's previous all-time lowest May minimum of 0.9C (33.6F) set back on May 10, 1970.

Comment: See also: Sun's strongest solar flare since 2017, noctilucent clouds reach "rare" intensity over Sweden, cosmic rays up 18% since 2015


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Norway suffers snowiest winter since 1958 - "Still absurd amounts of snow in the mountains right now"

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Recently released data from the Norwegian government has revealed this past winter was Norway's snowiest for over 60 years. And now, news website latestfromeurope.com reports that preparations are being put in place to deal with the "huge flooding this summer as the snow melts" — an event climate alarmists will no doubt cite as further evidence of their imagined heat-induced Apocalypse, so look forward to that...

According to official government data, you have to go all the way back to 1958 to find a winter with more snow than 2020.

In addition, the month of May is continuing that snowy trend, seeing "more than three times as much snow as usual in many places," said Heidi Bakke Stranden, spokeswoman for the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate. "Where it's usually one meter, it's three meters today. Compared to last year it is like night and day," she added.