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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Intense ice anomalies on Greenland and heat on our Earth

ice ice
Ice anomalies on Greenland as eight billion tons snaps off the end of calving Helheim Glacier, but at the same time Greenland gains 600 billion tons of ice since Sept 2017 and five feet of snow is forecast for Greenland over the next week. Incredible 15+ foot thick ice west of Baffin Island, Arctic temperatures below the 30 year average and June global temperatures are below 2017 June temperatures.


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Snowflake

Snow blankets South Africa again

A Snow Report SA vehicle is covered in snow at the Matroosberg Reserve in Ceres‚ Western Cape, on July 2, 2018.
© Snow Report SA
A Snow Report SA vehicle is covered in snow at the Matroosberg Reserve in Ceres‚ Western Cape, on July 2, 2018.
Snow blanketed vast parts of South Africa's mountainous regions on Saturday in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and large parts of the Drakensberg.

Neighbouring Lesotho also received its fair share of snow, according to Rob Ansell of the Snow Report SA.

Spectacular winter wonderland-like images were posted on the Snow Report's Facebook page, illustrating the extent of the snowfall.


Comment: For details and videos of the first event on July 2nd and 3rd, see: Heavy snowfall across South Africa


Snowflake

'Intense' cold and snow in southern Brazil

Snow in southern Brazil
© Mycchel Hudsonn Legnaghi/São Joaquim Online
Snow with intensity in 'Serra Catarinense' - In São Joaquim, Urubici and Urupema (South Brazil)

At least eight municipalities recorded snow during dawn on Tuesday, the 10th. Snow began to form mainly in the upper part of the Serra Catarinense during the early hours of the morning in the interior of São Joaquim (Cruzeiro Valley), Urupema (Morro das Antenas), Bom Jardim da Serra (Morro da Igreja) and Urubici New World where the intensity of snow was greater and there was accumulation that remained until during the dawn.

The cities where the snow occurred were:
  • São Joaquim (Vale do Cruzeiro)
  • Bom Jardim da Serra (Morro da Igreja and Mirante da Serra)
  • Urupema (Morro das Antenas)
  • Urubici (New World)
  • Lauro Müller (Serra do Rio do Rastro)
  • Rio Rufino (Interior high parts)
  • Bom Retiro (Interior high parts)
  • Orleans (Near Stone)

Ice Cube

Areas in Australia recording coldest temps in more than a decade

australia cold snow 2018 july

In parts, the natural depth of snow that has fallen is beginning to reach around a metre deep.
Australians have been shivering across the country this winter, but a cold air mass combined with clear skies and light winds caused the mercury to really plummet last night.

A slow-moving high pressure system will continue to cause notably cold mornings across much of central, southern and eastern Australia during the next three days, leading to widespread frost and fog each morning until Sunday.

Some southern parts of the Northern Territory and a few places in southwest Queensland had their coldest morning in three to seven years.

After a night of steady cooling, the temperature in Queensland town of Thargomindah dropped to a low of 0.2 degrees just before 7am today - the site's coldest morning since 2012.

Comment: Record cold temperatures and snowfall are being documented with increasing frequency all over the planet: For more on the great changes occurring on our planet check out: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - June 2018: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs


Snowflake Cold

More than half of Nova Scotia blueberry crop wiped out by JUNE killer frost

frost damage crops
© Ann Millen/The Canadian Press
The toll of Nova Scotia's unusual 'killer' frost in early June on the province's wild blueberry crop is in, with growers estimating at least 60% of the crop was damaged by the cold weather.
Blueberry growers in Nova Scotia say about 60% of their wild crop was damaged by a killer frost in June, dealing a major blow to the province's largest agricultural export crop.

Barron Blois, president of the Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia, said Wednesday that the estimate is based on reports from growers who've been inspecting fields that normally yield as much as 60 million pounds of the fruit annually.

The Kennetcook-based farmer says government disaster relief cheques won't be distributed until after provincial authorities have completed damage assessments, leaving many farmers facing large bills and limited income.

Comment: Crop failures are likely to become more frequent as weather patterns around the world become more erratic.


Ice Cube

Gigantic iceberg A-68 that broke off Larsen ice shelf blocked by dense sea ice, surprising scientists

A-68 larcen c ice shelf

Scientists tracking a massive iceberg that broke free from Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf last year say dense sea-ice cover has so far prevented it from drifting far out to sea. It is shown above in July, 2018
Scientists tracking a massive iceberg that broke free from Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf last year say dense ice cover has so far prevented it from drifting far out to sea.

An animation showing its movement over the last few months reveals how the trillion-plus ton Iceberg A-68 has shifted as it's battered by ocean currents, tides, and winds in the Weddell Sea.

While the huge chunk of ice, estimated to be about the size of Delaware, has moved around some, the experts say its surroundings have kept it somewhat locked into place.

Iceberg A-68 is the sixth largest iceberg on record since scientists began keeping track, and its separation from the ice shelf sparked fears about its future impacts on global sea levels.

Despite all the activity in the Weddell Sea, 'its northern end has repeatedly been grounded in shallower water near Bawden Ice Rise,' according to Project Midas researchers, who have been monitoring the iceberg over the last year.

Comment: At the time A-68 broke off from the Larsen ice shelf global warmists were decrying this as proof of warming, and yet there is so much sea ice that the ice berg hasn't moved very much. It's been a similar story with recent polar expeditions where sea ice was so dense that scientists, many convinced that soon 'children won't know what snow is', were unable to get to their destination. The question remains: Because we are seeing widespread cooling on our planet - at least above ground - what caused the ice shelf to break off in the first place? The cause could lie below, in the form of volcanic activity: And we can find other clues in the uptick in fissures we're seeing elsewhere on the planet:


Sun

Relief in sight? Temperatures could fall this week as Britain bakes in longest heatwave since summer of 1976

climate map 7/7/2018
© University of Maine/SWNS
A global map of temperatures from July 7 2018 showing the above average heat which is affecting the northern hemisphere.

The 14-day heatwave is the longest the country has enjoyed since the summer of 1976, but health warnings have been issued for young children and over-65s


As the country basks in its longest heatwave since 1976, Met Office forecasters say temperatures will feel a lot cooler next week.

The forecast for today shows temperatures around London could reach as as high as 33, a potential record for the two-week heatwave .

The west country is likely to also have very hot weather, with another sticky night ahead in the south.

Comment: See also:


Igloo

Globull warming? Africa, Antarctic, Arctic, Atlantic, Brazil, Greenland, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Philippines, Southern Ocean... were colder than usual

colder than average 2018 world map

Warm world? Look at the cold all over the map
If you were to believe the mainstream media, you'd think our world is burning up. But that is not true.

Yes, there were places on our planet where it was warmer than normal today. But many parts of the world displayed normal or even colder than normal temperatures.

Look at all of the white and blue on this map.

Comment: While it is true many parts of the planet are suffering unusually high temperatures, prolonged heatwaves and exceptional drought, it's also true that much more of the planet, as well as the global trend, is towards dramatic cooling:


Snowflake

America's northernmost town has heaviest July snow in 55 years as southern Alaska breaks heat records

Snow falls in Utqiagvik - formerly Barrow - Alaska on July 7, 2018
© NWS-Fairbanks
Snow falls in Utqiagvik - formerly Barrow - Alaska on July 7, 2018.
Alaska's showed off its weather contrasts the first week of July with record snow in the north and record heat in the south.

Wet snow mixed in with rain Saturday evening in Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, as an Arctic Ocean storm pushed a cold front through, dropping 2 inches of wet snow. This was the heaviest July snow in America's northernmost town since the Fourth of July 1963, according to Rick Thoman, climate science and services manager for the National Weather Service Alaska region.

A web cam Saturday evening showed a light coating of wet snow mainly on building roofs and vehicle tops.

Snow can fall in any month in Utqiagvik. Even during the warmest time of year, average low temperatures are still in the middle 30s, cold enough to allow snowflakes aloft to make it to the ground.

Before Saturday, there had been only five other July days with at least 2 inches of snowfall in Utqiagvik, according to NOAA's ACIS database with records dating to 1902.

Other than July 4, 1963, the four other days occurred either in the 1920s or 1930s, led by a 6-inch snowfall on July 29, 1922.

Fire

California: Multiple wildfires and record-breaking heat

California wildfire
© Cal Fire/Cleveland National Forest
The Cleveland National Forest is located in California.

Wildfires burned through Southern and Central California on Friday, prompting mandatory evacuations as areas across the region experienced record-breaking heat. Wildfires burned through Southern and Central California on Friday, prompting mandatory evacuations as areas across the region experienced record-breaking heat.


Comment: It was hot, but maybe it was not record-breaking - at least perhaps not in Los Angeles. See: Faulty weather stations established the all-time record high temperatures for Los Angeles


Firefighters on Friday were battling blazes in Alpine, Dulzura and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in San Diego County, California, where the National Weather Service had issued an excessive heat warning until 9 p.m. A fire also broke out further north in the city of Goleta in Santa Barbara County later Friday night.

The wildfire in Alpine, known as the West Fire, started in the morning and spread to more than 400 acres by the afternoon, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, also known as Cal Fire.

Comment: Heat wave scorches US Midwest and East, wildfire warnings for Colorado and California