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Snowfall hits Mexico - only 3rd time ever for Mexico City

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There have only been two recorded instances of snow within Mexico City itself on March 5, 1940 and Jan 12, 1967.


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Rare snow in the Azores

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© Renato Goulart
The island of Pico became, on Monday, December 26th, an authentic Christmas postcard with the snow that fell over the mountain, covering the highest point in Portugal.

Renato Goulart, a well-known Pico tour guide who has climbed the mountain hundreds of times, shared the impressive images on Facebook.

In addition to the images, he also shared several videos where it is possible to see not only the island of Pico but also Faial and São Jorge.


Snowflake Cold

Huge 'bomb cyclone' storm hits US with life-threatening cold as holidays begin

More than 60% of US faces winter weather warnings, with temperatures drastically below normal in many places
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Street lights and snow blow in severe wind gusts in Flint, Michigan.
A wild winter storm enveloped much of the US on Saturday, bringing blizzards, freezing rain, flooding and intense cold close to record lows. More than a dozen deaths were attributed to the storm. Holiday travel and utilities were disrupted, with around 1.4 million homes and businesses left without power by late afternoon.

Forecasters said the storm, a "bomb cyclone" or "bombogenesis", was caused by a collision of cold, dry air from the north and warm, moist air from the south.

More than 200 million people were under some form of winter advisory or warning in "one of the greatest extents of winter weather warnings and advisories ever", the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

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An insane amount of snow for Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario - over a meter deep

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Sault Ste. Marie has a 97 per cent chance of seeing a white Christmas from year to year. After all, to officially call a White Christmas you need 2 cm on the ground Christmas morning. We've gone slightly overboard this year.

Since Friday, the Sault has received over 77cm and that's not including accumulation from midnight Saturday to Christmas morning. Unofficially, another 30cm fell in that time frame.

To put things in perspective, last winter the Sault maintained a snow pack of 40 to 50cm - that was for the entire winter
. As of Christmas morning, we have seen over 100cm and it's still snowing.


Snowflake Cold

Heavy snow in Japan kills at least 17

Japan hit by deadly heavy snows

Japan hit by deadly heavy snows
Many deaths caused by people falling from roofs or being buried underneath thick piles of snow sliding off rooftops

Heavy snow in large parts of Japan has killed 17 people and injured more than 90 while leaving hundreds of homes without power, disaster management officials have said.

Powerful winter fronts have dumped heavy snow in northern regions since last week, stranding hundreds of vehicles on highways, delaying delivery services and causing 11 deaths by Saturday.

More snowfall over the Christmas weekend brought the number of dead to 17 and injured to 93 by Monday morning, according to the disaster management agency.

Many of them had fallen while removing snow from roofs or were buried underneath thick piles of snow that slid off rooftops.


Comment: Niigata, southern Tohoku in Japan hit by record snowfalls - 2.2 meters (7.2 feet) deep


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US: Prolonged winter storm causes at least 37 deaths and leaves thousands without power

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Ice covers the Lake Erie shoreline in Hamburg, New York, on December 24.
The prolonged winter storm that brought heavy snow, high winds and brutal cold to most of the US this past week has killed at least 37 people and had hundreds of thousands without power on Christmas morning.

Perhaps the worst impact was around Buffalo, New York, where 43 inches of snow fell as of Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The snowfall and blizzard conditions made roads impassable, froze power substations and left more than a dozen people dead, Erie County officials said.

The conditions eased slightly on Sunday, allowing emergency responders to get out and see the extent of the problem.


Comment: For more on the storm, see: Severe winter storm leaves 1.5 million Americans without power


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Severe winter storm leaves 1.5 million Americans without power

Millions of Americans are under severe weather warnings as the United States face holiday travel chaos due to arctic winter storm, December 23, 2022.
© Seth Herald / AFP
Millions of Americans are under severe weather warnings as the United States face holiday travel chaos due to arctic winter storm, December 23, 2022.
A severe winter storm accompanied by heavy snow and howling winds left nearly 1.5 million Americans without power on Friday, causing over 4,000 flight cancellations ahead of Christmas.

Nearly 70 percent of the country's population - 240 million Americans - are under weather warnings. According to the National Weather Service, the temperatures fell down to -55 degrees Fahrenheit.

The electricity outage was especially common in the southern and eastern states. Another concern was near-zero visibility on the roads, covered in ice and blizzard with transportation authorities urging people to stay home. At least two traffic fatalities were reported in Oklahoma, another three were confirmed in Kentucky.


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Climate change causes ice ages too

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© The Conversation.com
Right after it happens: scientists discover Climate Change *may* cause extreme cold

Today, just in time for the Big US Freeze comes the soft sell junk science stories suggesting that Global Warming is responsible.

In ten years time, if the world cools, and the thermometer adjustments can't hide the frosts, the snow, and the cherries that don't ripen, don't think for a minute that the climate modeling Gods, the banker cartels, or the Church of Carbon will admit they were wrong. The bait and switch will go where-ever the weather does, and if we get an ice age, well carbon emissions will have caused that too.

The "climate fear" message just needs some tweaking and here it comes: Man-made CO2 warms the air but apparently it also shifts the jet streams which causes all that hot air in the Arctic to rush south and freeze Florida. But in 2008 the climate experts said the opposite. Back then climate change was causing jet streams to move towards the poles, "which fitted the predictions of climate models". See how it works? They can never be wrong.

One day the increased snow will keep the northern reaches permanently iced over, and next thing you know the Little Ice Age is back, and it's all because you didn't catch the bus. Climate change will cause ice ages.

Research suggests all sorts of things to suggestive people:
Scientists say Arctic warming could be to blame for blasts of extreme cold

Research suggests that climate change is altering the jet stream, pushing frigid air down to southern climes more frequently. But the scientific jury is still out.

By Scott Dance, The Washington Post
Notice how they start "the data is clear", as if they have any respectable verification of anything at all:
The data is clear: Rising global temperatures mean winters are getting milder, on average, and the sort of record-setting cold that spanned the country Friday is becoming rarer. But at the same time, global warming may be altering atmospheric patterns and pushing harsh outbreaks of polar air to normally moderate climates, according to scientists who are actively debating the link.

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Rare snownado caught on camera near Pocatello, Idaho

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This Snownado, also known as a Snow Devil, was caught on camera by a staff member of the Idaho Transportation Department.

This is a rare phenomenon, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

Read More: https://www.yaktrinews.com/snownado-s...


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Oh No! Scientists determine we're actually headed for an ice age and we have to pump as much CO2 as possible into the atmosphere or we're all gonna die

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© Babylon Bee
WORLD — In a stunning reversal from decades of scientific consensus, scientists have now revealed that the planet is hurtling toward a devastating ice age and that we need to pump as much CO2 into the atmosphere as possible or we're all going to die.

"Welp, it looks like we may have made a few minor miscalculations," said Dr. Bjørn Jarlnjørd of the Norwegian Center for Studying Apocalyptic Science (NCSAS). "I think we may have forgotten to carry the '1' somewhere or something, I'm not really sure. But the long story short is that the planet is actually cooling and we're all going to freeze to death if we don't all start our SUVs and rev them around the clock immediately."