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Record snow in British Columbia, Canada - we don't need geoengineering to cool the planet

© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Record cold and snow gripping Western Canada + parts of the US. @ -20-30C and 5x old records being broken with the latest rounds of epic snowfall. Eastern Canada and snow belt areas of the eastern Great Lakes dumped on with early snows, hail and thunder storms squeezed between fronts across Ontario. Record cold descending to Florida, and they are now pushing heavy in the media to dim our skies to stop a warming planet. Well from what I see we don't need the program in N. America or Europe as cooling is occurring on its own with the help of the intensifying grand solar minimum.

Comment: See also: David Dilley: Definitive Dates for the Onset of Major Global Cooling

Cloud Lightning

Ferocious electrical storms, incredible cloud formations and giant earthworms emerge from ground

© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Intense cold fronts known as the Arctic vortex descend through N. America and Europe the last days of October. The colliding warm and cold air masses have created some of the most beautiful cloud displays that nature offers on our planet. Additionally ferocious electrical storms across the east coast of Australia with record flooding where giant earthworms a meter / 3 feet long emerge from the ground.

Comment: See also: Electric universe: Lightning strength and frequency increasing and Picket fence auroras and plasma ropes, electrical phenomenon in Earth's skies intensifies

The Electric Universe model is clearly explained, with a lot more relevant information, in the book Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection by Pierre Lescaudron and Laura Knight-Jadczyk.

Snowflake Cold

Winter has come: Temperatures plunge below zero as cold snap grips Britain

Frost on a leaf in Bristol on Monday morning, when many people woke up to the first widespread frost of the season PA

The UK woke up to the first widespread frost of the season as temperatures in many parts of the country dropped below zero.

Temperatures plummeted to -5C (23F) in areas of Scotland and as low as -3C in southern England on Monday morning as a cold snap gripped Britain.

Autumn's first widespread grass frost spread across the country on Sunday night as thermometers broadly plunged to low single figures or below zero.

The coldest temperatures were clocked in Tulloch Bridge, in the Scottish Highlands, which hit -5C at 4am on Monday.

Snowflake Cold

China's northeast shivers through cold wave

A cold wave has slashed temperatures in Mohe City of northeast China's Heilongjiang province, bringing about snowfall and chilly wind.

The temperature was lowered by 11 degrees Celsius to minus 17 degree on Sunday morning after a snowfall the previous day.

Pedestrians were seen wearing thick coats, warm gloves and facial masks while walking against high wind.

Local meteorological observatory issued an alert of cold wave on Saturday. The cold weather is expected to last till Monday with the lowest temperature to reach 19 degree Celsius.


Heavy snowfall hits southern Poland

© Grzegorz Momot
Snow on the Gubałówka peak above Zakopane.
Heavy snowfall has made life difficult for drivers in parts of Poland's southern Małopolska region.

Some 20 cm of snow fell in the mountain resort of Zakopane on Sunday, while the nearby Kasprowy Wierch peak, popular with tourists and skiers, now has 65 cm of snow.

Motorists in Zakopane who have not put winter tyres on their cars were encountering problems when driving uphill, Polish Radio's IAR news agency reported.

But traffic in the south of Małopolska province was flowing normally, officials said.

A level-two (the second lowest) avalanche alert has been announced in the southern Tatra mountains, with officials warning that steep slopes in particular could see snowslides.

Source: PAP

Snowflake Cold

Houston records coldest late October temperatures since 1910

Houston: From record flooding to record cold in just 2 months
It was 1910 the last time it was this cold at Bush Intercontinental Airport, and 1952 since it was this cold at Hobby Airport.

It was 36 degrees on Sunday morning at IAH, which shattered the previous record low temperature of 39 degrees. At HOU, it was 39 degrees which broke the previous record low of 42 degrees.

The good news is that the wind is not a factor. So, what you see in temperature is what you actually feel.

Expect a warmup to about 70 degrees by Sunday afternoon. That is about 9 degrees warmer than Saturday, but still about 8 degrees colder than the norm.

Plenty of sunshine is forecast for Sunday and Monday as the temperature warms by 10 degrees for Monday morning and another 10 degrees by Tuesday.


Snowstorm breaks October record in Minnesota

© Big Bear Lodge & Cabins
Some Wisconsinites to our North and Northwest had to break out the shovels and snowplows on Friday after the first snow storm of the season hit parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota.

According to the National Weather Service in Duluth, Minnesota, Duluth received 10.6 inches of snow on Friday; the highest single day snowfall accumulation for October.

Some folks report seeing as much as 8-10" of snow in parts of Douglas County.

Total snowfall amounts from the event in the Gogebic range could end up being between 8-14" by the time the snow ends later on Saturday.

Bizarro Earth

Cold kills, not life-sustaining global warming

It was ice, not global warming, that killed and entombed millions of mammoths and woolly rhinos in Siberia and Alaska.

It was unrelenting cold and then ice, not global warming, that forced the Vikings out of Greenland.

It was bitter winters, not heat waves, that finally defeated the armies of Napoleon and Hitler in Russia.
© Painting by Adolph Northen/Wiki Commons
Russian Winter: “Napoleon’s Retreat from Moscow”.
George Washington's army also suffered from an unusually bitter winter at Valley Forge in 1778, in the depths of the Little Ice Age.


Record-breaking snowfall of 55 cms knocks out power, cancels buses in northeastern British Columbia

© Algie Billey
Between 20 and 55 centimetres of snow had fallen throughout the Peace by Wednesday morning, making for treacherous driving conditions.
A record-breaking snowfall knocked out power to thousands of customers Tuesday and shut down bus routes in northeast B.C.

According to Environment Canada meteorologist Lisa West, 23.0 cm fell in Fort St. John, beating the previous daily high of 15.2 centimetres on October 24, 1933.

An additional 32 centimetres fell on the city Wednesday morning for a total of 55 centimetres.

"That came close to but didn't break the old [October 25] record of 35.6 centimetres set in 1918," West said.

All city buses in Fort St. John were cancelled until 1 pm, waiting for snow ploughs to clear the roads.

All school buses in Peace River North and South, which include Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Chetwynd, have been cancelled. Schools remain open.


Alpine passes close as heavy snowfall strikes Switzerland; up to 50cms (nearly 20 inches) falls

Strong winds and cold air brought snow to many alpine areas in Switzerland on Sunday and Monday, closing many alpine passes.

Driven by north-westerly winds, polar air hit Switzerland on the weekend, with snow falling above 1,200m, said MeteoSuisse.

On Monday up to 50cms of snow fell in places, with the snow line dropping from 2,500m on Saturday to around 1,000m on Monday morning.

Snowfall was at its deepest in the east of the country, said MeteoNews.

The snow caused many alpine passes to close on Monday.