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World Snow Wrap, December 6 - Huge snow totals again in California, more snow in Europe and Japan

Chris Benchetler, getting deep in Mammoth last week, November 30, when the first storm to hit the Sierras dropped 90cms of snow. Mammoth has had another metre since and yet another 70-90-cms is forecast early next week.
© Mammoth
Chris Benchetler, getting deep in Mammoth last week, November 30, when the first storm to hit the Sierras dropped 90cms of snow. Mammoth has had another metre since and yet another 70-90-cms is forecast early next week.
While summer snowfalls in Australia generated a bit of novelty value early this week, the real action is in the Northern Hemisphere, as it should be at this time of year with significant snowfalls in the US, Europe and Japan. The totals coming out of California are huge with seven-day totals of 2.4 metres and there is more on the way with another three-day storm set to drop 70-80cms by early next week. If you're on the fence about escaping the heat, smoke, bushfires and blue bottles of an Australian summer read on, you may just be convinced to book that airfare for somewhere cold and snowy.


The Sierras are renowned for big storm totals and the past week is a very good example, from zero snow a week ago to seven-day totals of one to 2.4metres on the upper mountains, Kirkwood in California with the top reading. Not surprisingly, avalanche danger is high and mountain ops teams have been working hard to manage the snow and get more lifts and terrain open at all the Tahoe resorts for the weekend. There is a break in the storm action now, but not for long with another strong storm set to deliver 30-95cms for California from Friday night through to Sunday. Mammoth is looking good for 45cms at the base and double that up high, which will lead to more terrain opening over the next week.


At least 20 snowy owls spotted this fall in Wisconsin

A snowy owl flies over Algoma.
© Brian Reinke
A snowy owl flies over Algoma.
The beautiful and majestic snowy owl has made its return to Wisconsin.

"At least 20" snowy owls have been documented in Wisconsin as of November 25, the state Department of Natural Resources says.

The owls have been spotted in 12 counties so far, ranging as far north as Bayfield and Door County, and as far south as Milwaukee County. Most of the owls photographed so far are adults, which the DNR says suggests a low number of births on arctic breeding grounds during the summer.

Arrow Up

Climate engineering no longer a conspiracy theory

Jet Contrails
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Harvard Professor David Keith has been dubbed the father of Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI) or more commonly known as Geoengineering. In short, airplanes spray nanoparticles of aluminum and barium into the sky, which mixes to create a screen that reflects the sun's radiation in the opposite direction of the earth's atmosphere in hopes of combating climate change.

For those who dub this a conspiracy theory, please refer to the United States patent-4686605 which is valid evidence that the U.S. government is experimenting with the weather by altering regions in the Earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, and the magnetosphere.

The very essentials needed to sustain life on earth are being carelessly destroyed by such programs. This is not a topic that will affect us in several years because it is negatively impacting us right now.

Former Chairman Bart Gordon from the Committee on Science and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives released a 50-page report in 2010 titled "Engineering the Climate."

"It is important to acknowledge that climate engineering carries with it not only possible benefits, but also an enormous range of uncertainties, ethical and political concerns, and the potential for harmful environmental and economic side-effects," the report states.

In short, the large-scale deployment of climate control may benefit certain populations at the expense of others.


Michigan's snow season already adding up, one location almost at 5 FEET of snow

Lake effect snow piles on West Michigan

Lake effect snow piles on West Michigan
Almost every location in Michigan has received above average snowfall to date in this early part of the snow season.

Some of the snow totals are mind boggling for early December.

Obviously the highest snow totals have been posted across the Upper Peninsula. Much of the northern half of the U.P. has received at least 2 feet of snow already. The highest seasonal snow total I've found is Chatham, MI, which is between Marquette and Munising and 10 miles from the Lake Superior shoreline. Chatham has already tallied 58.6 inches of snow.

Here's a map showing the snow totals so far this season. I hesitate to use the word "winter" because meteorological winter just started Dec. 1 and astronomical winter doesn't start until around Dec. 21.

Snowflake Cold

Australia just suffered its coldest Summer day on record - Mainstream media silent

Thredbo top station, Australia
Australia's record lowest Summer daily-max temperature has just been broken, as reported by www.weatherzone.com.au.

A brutal Antarctica air-mass blasted southeastern Australia during the opening days of summer, pumping deep snow into parts of Tasmania, Victoria and NSW, as well as limiting temperatures to as much as 15C below the seasonal average.

On Tuesday, December 03, Thredbo Top Station's highest recording was a mere -1.0C (30.2F) — this was Australia's lowest summer daily maximum temperature of all time, busting the -0.8C (30.6F) measured at Mount Buller on Dec 25, 2006 (approaching the historically deep solar minimum of cycle 23).

Furthermore, an overnight low of -4.0C (24.8F) was observed at Tasmania's Mount Wellington early Wednesday morning, Australia's lowest summer temperature in four years.

Comment: Hundreds of Thanksgiving snowfall records smashed across the United States

See also:

Snowflake Cold

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Unthinkably rare climate events are the new normal globally

Typhoon Kammuri

Typhoon Kammuri
Coldest cloud tops ever measured during Typhoon Kammuri over the Philippines and the cloud heights pegged censors at 16KM in height breaking through the Stratosphere. Two cyclones in different hemispheres bumping each other off Africa spinning in different directions. Mt Shasta about to set the world snow record for most snow in a four day period of over 18 feet. Southern Australia blanketed in Summer snow, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania with a foot plus.



92 inches of snow in 7 days at Kirkwood Resort, California

Kirkwood Mountain Resort video shows just how much snow has fallen at the Lake Tahoe CA slope since its opening day. Kirkwood saw 92 inches in the past week, 104 inches so far. Heavenly resort saw 55 inches in a seek and 86 inches total.


Potent winter storm dumps up to 3 feet of snow in Northeast USA

snow totals
A major storm that began across the country just before Thanksgiving is slowly winding down off the far eastern coast of New England. The first snowstorm of the season dumped 3 feet of snow in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, and blanketed many other states with upwards of 2 feet of snow.

The storm arrived in the region late Saturday but ramped up on Sunday, which led to broken records and disastrous travel conditions.

"A typical nor'easter will produce accumulating snow for 10 to 16 hours in any one spot, but this one caused accumulating snow over a large area for more than 24 hours. In parts of New England, it ended up being about 36 hours," AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Bowers said.


2 feet of new snow in Sierra, 6 feet in a week above Tahoe

Sierra snowpack

Sierra snowpack
More than 2 feet of new snow has fallen in the Sierra, where more than 6 feet has been recorded the past seven days at the top of some Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts, the National Weather Service said Monday.

A winter storm warning that was in place most of the holiday weekend expired at 10 a.m. Monday. But chain controls remained in effect on most mountain passes, including U.S. Inter-state 80 from Truckee to Kingvale, California.

The weather service reported 29 inches of snow fell at Northstar California ski resort near Truckee over the past 24 hours for a total of 73 inches in a week. Squaw Valley near Tahoe City recorded 28 inches of new snow for a seven-day total of 75 inches.


Ice Age Farmer Report: ONE-TWO PUNCH: 2020 Spring floods - #NoPlant20? - Farmers under surveillance

The NWS has warned that a still-waterlogged Midwest can expect a wet winter and likely Spring flooding in 2020.

Christian breaks down what the 2019 flooding has already implied, and asks -- what can we expect from #NoPlant20 ?

Also, farmers are taking tractors into the streets around the world -- but why not in the US? The war on food continues, as banks/credit cards start breaking down your grocery bill by carbon footprint. Are you growing your own food yet? It's time.