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Summer snowfall in another European country: Snow in June raises eyebrows in Estonia

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Living with sub-zero temperatures for several months a year, Estonians are no strangers to a little snow, AFP reported.

But residents of the Baltic nation were baffled on Tuesday when flurries of the white stuff fell in June for the first time in more than three decades.

"We last recorded snow in June 32 years ago and it was on exactly the same date: June 17, 1982," Estonian meteorologist Helve Meitern told AFP.

"Tonight, we could see temperatures fall below zero degrees Celsius (32 Fahrenheit)," she added.

The wintry weather follows a heatwave over the last month that saw temperatures spike to a toasty 30 degrees Celsius across this EU state of three million, where average June daytime temperatures range from 18-20 degrees Celsius.

The mercury soared to a searing 35.6 Celsius in August 1992, the hottest day ever recorded in Estonia.

Source: AFP

Fish

Cold Antarctic water likely cause behind thousands of dead fish found on Ninety Mile Beach, Victoria, Australia

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Dead fish washed up onshore at Seaspray in Gippsland
Thousands of dead fish washed up on Victoria's Ninety Mile Beach were probably killed by cold Antarctic water, according to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

Many beachgoers had reported the dead fish between Seaspray and Marlo in Gippsland, identifying mainly the leather jacket species and also trevally.

The EPA said it was investigating but test results did not indicate water pollution was the cause.

It said the fish were most likely killed by cold Antarctic waters moving up the east coast.

The fish prefer warmer waters.

Large numbers of dead fish have also washed up on Tasmania's east coast.

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Beachgoers reported the dead fish found along Ninety Mile Beach.

Comment: See also: Tens of thousands of fish wash up on the east coast of Tasmania

Mass of spider crab shells wash up on Tasmania's east coast


Ice Cube

More East Coast icebergs than usual: some almost close enough to touch

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Massive blocks of ice float closer to shore in Newfoundland, Sunday, June 15
Just off the coast of Newfoundland float humongous slabs of bright, white ice -- almost close enough to touch.

Over the weekend, a large berg floated within metres of the shoreline in St. John's harbour, attracting a crowd of onlookers.

It's just the latest in what's been a banner year for icebergs in Canada's eastern-most province. Tourists are taking in the spectacular sights from the beaches or on guided boat tours. Some are even hopping in the frigid waters to get a closer view.

Snowflake

Snowfall in Russia during high summer

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© Anastasia Pozdeyeva
In mid-June the thermometer dropped below zero.
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© Anastasia Pozdeyeva
This morning, Ust-Tsilemskii area experienced heavy snowfall accompanied by strong northerly winds. The intensity of precipitation was such that the snow didn't have time to melt.

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Surprise summer snowfall in Finland

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Snowfall came as surprise on Monday morning for the residents of Muonio. White flakes floated down in Kerässiepissä, Muonio, and snow fell in Sodankylä, Inari and Utsjoki as well.

Paavo Korpela, the Finnish Meteorological Institute weather forecaster on duty, said the midsummer week will be chilly throughout Lapland.

- The cold air arrives from the north to the south, which is why in Lapland can receive rain and even snow. The snow has melted away during the day, says Korpela.

The inclement weather is expected to continue over the next few days and Tuesday night will see the temperatures drop.

The weather is expected to warm up on the weekend, but the thermometer will hover around the ten degree mark.


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Snow expected in Nevada this Summer solstice!

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Did you think summer was here? Snow could fall in Elko County early this week at elevations above 7,000 feet, according to a National Weather Service advisory.

"In what will seem more like spring than almost summer, a strong weather-maker will bring enough cold air and moisture to higher terrain starting late Monday to produce snow showers over parts of northern Nevada," the notice stated.

Most valleys will not see any snowflakes, but northern Elko County - especially the Jarbidge Wilderness and other mountains east of Mountain City Highway - could get a couple inches of accumulation between late Monday and Wednesday.

The Ruby Mountains and East Humboldts also could receive a couple inches of snow.

Snowflake

Norway experiences freak snowfall in the middle of June

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Jimi Bradshaw from Florida plays with snow for the first ever in Tromsø on Monday.
A blast of ice-cold wind from the North Pole is sending temperatures plummeting across northern Norway, with the city of Tromsø on Monday seeing June snowfall for the first time in living memory.

"There have been both sleet and snow showers tonight, and people have even observed snow settling on the ground," Trond Lien, a local meteorologist, told the Tromsø-based Nordlys newspaper. "This is very rare, and I cannot remember the last time it snowed on June 16. It must be a long time ago."

He said he had found reports indicating snowfall in the city during July a century previously, but had yet to find any record of snow in June.

Odd Arne Thomassen, a professional driver, told NRK that he had encountered roughly four inches of snow when driving over Kvænangsfjellet in North Troms on Monday morning.

Cassiopaea

Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?

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© SOTT.net/Red Pill Press

This week on SOTT Talk Radio we discussed the recently released book by SOTT.net editors Pierre Lescaudron and Laura
Knight-Jadczyk, Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection.

While official science portrays the crazy weather, more frequent sinkholes, increased meteor fireball activity, and intensifying earthquakes as phenomena that are unrelated, research put together by Pierre and Laura strongly suggests that all this (and more!) is intimately connected and may stem from a common cause.

In times past, people understood that the human mind and states of collective human experience influence cosmic and earthly phenomena. How might today's 'wars and rumors of wars', global 'austerity measures', and the mass protest movements breaking out everywhere play into the climate 'changing'?

Running Time: 01:59:00

Download: MP3


Comment: Continue to Part Two: The Hazard to Civilization From Fireballs and Comets

See also:

Black Death found to be Ebola-like virus

New Light on the Black Death: The Cosmic Connection

New Light on the Black Death: The Viral and Cosmic Connection

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Happy New Year 2014?


Snowflake

A week before the Summer Solstice in Europe and 8 inches of snow falls in Turkey!

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At higher altitudes, snow thickness reached 20 cm (8 inches) in Rize, Turkey.

Two more days of snowfall is expected.

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Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

Ice Cube

Antarctic sea ice area is 1,157,000 sq km above 'normal'

Global sea ice extent is 678,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 mean.

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Sea Ice Update June 11 2014

Thanks to Kingbum for this link