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Russian city breaks 107-year-old July cold record

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Cold records broken in a number of Russian cities.

On July 14 in the city of Vytegra in the Vologda region, the temperature dropped to 0 °C !!! So the previous record more than 100 years old was broken! In 1912 here, the temperature dropped only to 1.9°C (35.4F).

In a number of cities in the past days, new minimum temperature records were also set:

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15 cold weather records broken across Queensland, Australia

Dalby records coldest temperatures in Queensland

Dalby records coldest temperatures in Queensland
The mercury dropped to almost minus 5 degrees in Queensland on Monday as cold and dry air swept across the so-called Sunshine State, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

In total, 15 locations in southern and central Queensland recorded their coldest morning of the year on Monday and the chilly spell was expected to hang around for much of the week.

Brisbane had a relatively warm minimum of 9.8 degrees, which did not break any records, but it felt colder in the River City because of the wind-chill factor.

However, plenty of other areas did surpass previous cold weather milestones.

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Unusual summer snowfall at Big White Ski Resort, British Columbia

July snowfall accumulating on the Bullet
© Brock Curzon/Instagram
July snowfall accumulating on the Bullet chair lift deck at Big White Ski Resort.
Snowfall in July?! Yup

If you thought Kelowna's Big White Ski Resort didn't receive snow in the summer, think again.

Non-sticking summer snowfall isn't an unusual sight on the mountain.

"The top of the mountain sits at 7,606 feet higher than Whistler Blackcomb and it snows at least once every month," said Michael Ballingall Sr. Vice President of Sale and Marketing at Big White Ski Resort.

But, that wasn't the case for avid mountain biker Brock Curzon who described his time on the lower level biking runs as quite the experience.

Curzon wrote in an Instagram post, "well that was a solid five seasons in four hours."

Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Record jet stream as Earth's atmosphere shifts to Grand Solar Minimum pattern

record jet stream
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)

Strongest Summer Jet Stream Winds EVER recorded in the Northern Hemisphere summer bringing almost a foot of snow to west coast peaks from BC to Colorado, couple that with Typhoons moving N/S in the Pacific and Zonal Temperatures showing anomalies ever since June and we can see that Earth's atmosphere has begun to shift to the Grand Solar Minimum pattern.

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Comment: Earlier this year a LA to London flight broke a speed record due to a furious jet stream. A couple of years ago scientists reported that Northern Hemisphere jet streams crossed the equator and linked with others in the south. Last year other scientists said a fluctuating jet stream may be causing extreme weather events.

A recent study predicts the next solar cycle phase will bring on a 'Mini Ice Age' as early as 2020, as according to the models, there will be a "huge reduction" in solar activity for 33 years between 2020 and 2053. This will cause global temperatures to decrease drastically. Meanwhile NASA predicts the weakest solar activity in 200 years.

Jet Stream meanderings, and much more, are explained by Pierre Lescaudron in his book Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection:
So since about 1998, when the solar activity started to drop, the Arctic jet stream has shown signs of weakness (lower speed and more southerly location). Jet stream latitudinal oscillations have been acknowledged by mainstream science for years. They are allegedly due to changes in the Arctic oscillation. [561] So far, no convincing explanation has been provided for the causes of this 'oscillation'. However, if the electric nature of our solar system is taken into account, shifts in the jet stream begin to make sense...

Therefore, if solar activity is weak, the jet stream should be observed at abnormally low latitudes. This is what has happened in recent years, particularly over Europe, with the jet stream as low as 15° north in winter (above North Africa) when it should be around 60° north (above Scotland)...

In this way, a lasting decrease in solar activity would induce an overall cooling of the 'temperate' latitudes that would be increasingly less separated from Arctic air by a more frequently and abnormally south-shifting polar jet stream. This could be an aggravating factor in the quick onset of an ice age.



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Alaska and the Arctic break heat records - Expected during a Grand Solar Minimum

Cold map USA


Alert, Nunavut (located 900km from the North Pole
) broke temperature records over the weekend as a heatwave continued to both grip portions of the upper-most northern latitudes and send the biased MSM into another warm-mongering tizzy.

The mercury topped out at 21C (69.8F) in Alert last Sunday, surpassing the previous record high for the settlement of 20C (68F) set in 1956 (solar minimum of cycle 18) — which begs the obvious question, if CO2 is driving temperatures to unprecedented highs then why the hell was it 20C in the Arctic in 1956, when levels were only 310 ppm?

Breathe in... and out...

The media's latest heat-related tizzy comes fresh-on-the-heels of the Anchorage flap, when Alaska's largest city recorded 32C (90F) on July 4 which busted the all-time record high for the outlying state.


However, and in another attempt by me to apply logic, what the mainstream media ALWAYS neglects to mention is all that anomalous cold occurring simultaneously further south.

Comment: With the wandering poles, a significant weakening of Earth's magnetic field and cosmic rays rising for the fourth consecutive year, scientists are predicting that a geomagnetic shift is in process. At the same time we're seeing more extreme weather events, as well as an overall drop in temperatures around the globe, incredible hail storms, along with a variety of other unusual phenomena. Also check out SOTT radio's: Behind the Headlines: Earth changes in an electric universe: Is climate change really man-made?


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2 feet of snow in 3 days for Rainbow Ski Area, New Zealand

© RAINBOW SKI AREA
"We now really look like winter," says Rainbow Ski Area manager.
After two weekends making do on man-made snow, the Rainbow Ski Area received more than 60 centimetres of the real stuff this week.

The St Arnaud ski field opened its Harry's Way run and the T-bar up to tower eight on Wednesday, and planned to extend the terrain up to tower 12 (the full T bar) with further snowfall.

The go-to ski field for Blenheim and Nelson residents opened on July 6 with the Pomeroy's Beginner area and the Callahan Intermediate slope, relying mainly on their man-made product.

Rainbow Ski Area manager James Lazor said the skifield now looked like a "totally different landscape".


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Intense frost damages citrus production in the province of Entre Ríos, Argentina

Frost in Entre Ríos.

Frost in Entre Ríos.
The Argentine province of Entre Rios was affected by an unusual frost this weekend when the temperature dropped to -5º C. The intense cold affected a large part of the region's mandarin and orange production.

The meteorological phenomenon affected the departments of Concordia and Federacion the most.

Entre Rios is a province known for its citrus production. The intense frost affected the W. Murcott, Murcott, and Encore mandarins varieties, as well as various varieties of summer oranges.

It is still too recent to quantify the damages, but according to estimates, the production suffered a major setback.

Source: news.agrofy.com.ar

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Icebreaker headed for North Pole turned back by thicker ice than expected

We had expected more melting and that the ice was more disintegrating, says Captain Johnny Peder Hansen

We had expected more melting and that the ice was more disintegrating, says Captain Johnny Peder Hansen
Ice too thick to break through (almost 10 ft thick), and more massive than expected - in the middle of July.
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15 July 2019 - The Norwegian icebreaker "Kronprins Haakon" (Crown Prince Haakon), on a mission to the North Pole for the Institute of Marine Research, was forced to turn back north of Svalbard after meeting considerably thicker and more massive ice masses than expected, which the vessel was not capable of breaking through.

Thick one-year ice combined with large batches of multi-year ice joined together into powerful helmets, and several of these are impenetrable to us, said Captain Johnny Peder Hansen.

The ice is up to three meters (almost 10 feet) thick in the middle of July, and not even the researchers' long special-purpose chainsaws were able to penetrate the ice.

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Lake discovered 11,000ft high in the Alps following heat wave

Mount Blanc
© ( Bryan Mestre / Instagram
Lake discovered high in the Mount Blanc range at the end of heatwave
A mountaineer has captured the formation of an "alarming" lake high in the French Alps after glacial snow melted in the intense heatwave that gripped central Europe in late June.


Bryan Mestre was shocked to discover the large pool of water at an altitude of 11,100ft (3,400m) in the Mount Blanc mountain range - claiming the unusual sight was a worrying sign.

Scientists have warned that heatwaves in Europe are becoming increasingly frequent, with the intense temperatures linked to climate change.

Comment: Also in this Alps this week: Snowfall for the Alps in July!


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Snowfall for the Alps in July!

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Zermatt
It's mid-July and as we've seen with the heat wave on the Mont Blanc glacier a few weeks ago, the Alps have had their fair share of summer. But temperatures plunged again in the mountains this week, bringing snow to the highest peaks. Check out the webcams and tell us if this doesn't look like ski season come early! (for a list of ski resorts open in summer, click here)

A cold July

The weather god have been busy this year in the Alps, bringing us extreme snowfall in Austria, a random cold snap in May and now this. This last weekend saw chilly temperatures descend over South Germany, North Italy, Switzerland and Austria. In fact, it was so cold that fresh snow fell on more than one mountain summit - enough to make any skier's heart beat a little faster! Ski resorts like the Stubai Glacier took to social media to share their snowfall pictures.