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Temperatures have been FALLING for the past 8,000 years

Coronet Peak is in the midst of a three-day spring snow storm with 15cm of fresh snow on Tuesday morning.

Coronet Peak is in the midst of a three-day spring snow storm with 15cm of fresh snow on Tuesday morning.
The 'hottest year ever' is a lie.

Short term variations, local record hots and colds, don't mean much, that's just weather. What matters is long term global trend lines over decades, centuries, millennia, eons, epochs.

Expanded record of temperature change since the end of the last glacial period

The only 'normal' in climate is constant change

Some places are hotter than average and some places are cooler than average on any particular day (I don't use 'normal' because the only 'normal' in climate is constant change).

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Snowflake Cold

'Tweet tweet' - Social media was wrong about the hundreds of thousands of dead birds in NM: Science says it was the record cold what did it

Birds flying

Researchers at the University of New Mexico believe it was the RECORD COLD WEATHER that caused the hundreds of thousands of birds to fall from the NM skies earlier this month, due to a lack off edible insects and hypothermia.

For weeks social media was ablaze with speculation and theories, and it being social media, one cause was permitted to take-flight: the California wildfires. However, objective science has now spoken and, as usual, it completely contradicts the mainstream narrative.

According to UNM Ornithology PhD students Jenna McCullough and Nick Vinciguerra, who were busy collecting samples around the Sandia Mountains while the parrots on SM were blindly tweeting #climatebreakdown!, the historic Arctic front that rode anomalously-far south on the back of a meridional jet stream flow was the primary cause of the deaths.

Just Count the Cold-Records that Fell over the Past 24hrs

"The day after the [early-September snow]storm, I was contacted via email by my supervisor, Mariel Campbell, the collections manager of the Genomic Resources Division of the Museum of Southwestern Biology, about birds dead and acting weird in Tijeras," said Jenna McCullough.

Comment: Hundreds of thousands of migrating birds are dying in southern New Mexico


Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Solar, economic and ice age cycles

Solar Cycle 25 prediction
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Experts now telling the world that Solar Cycle 25 will not live up to its expected strength, meaning a false hope forecast was given so the planet wouldn't equate low solar activity cycles in history and famine. At the same time the inverse of 1% elite stock traders have begun to see massive holdings while main street gobbles up the excess at market highs. A look at temps during the last ice age and coast line differences vs today.

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Snow-covered Siglufjörður in Iceland surprises residents

Siglufjörður, dressed in white this morning.
© mbl.is/Sigurður Ægisson
Siglufjörður, dressed in white this morning.
The residents of Siglufjörður, North Iceland, woke up to a surprise this morning. All of a sudden, the surrounding mountains and the whole town were covered in snow, mbl.is reports.

You may remember that part of the popular TV series Trapped, directed by Baltasar Kormákur, was filmed in Siglufjörður on days when the town was under a thick blanket of snow.

The forecast is for continued snow showers in Siglufjörður and the neighboring town of Ólafsfjörður.


Early snowfall on the central Ural mountains in Russia

The first snow fell in the Sverdlovsk region, reports RIA News.

It is noted that currently there is rainfall in the region in the form of wet snow.

"The snow cover did not have time to form," the agency's correspondent reports.

According to the Ural Hydrometeorological Center, on Monday night the air temperature in Yekaterinburg dropped below zero. On September 21, cloudy weather with clearings and light rain is expected in the city. The thermometer will reach plus 5-7 degrees.


Mt. Fuji in Japan gets first sprinkling of snow 1 month earlier than 2019

A dusting of snow is seen near the summit of Mount Fuji on Sept. 21, 2020.
© Mainichi/Koichiro Tezuka
A dusting of snow is seen near the summit of Mount Fuji on Sept. 21, 2020.
Japan's iconic Mount Fuji got its first dusting of snow of the season, the central Japan city of Fujiyoshida in Yamanashi Prefecture announced on Sept. 21.

According to the city, cooler temperatures prevailing over the four-day long weekend that started on Sept. 19 turned rain that had been falling on the mountain into snow, leaving a light sprinkling of the white stuff near the peak.

Mount Fuji's first observed snowfall in 2019 came on Oct. 23, over a month later than this year. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, on average the mountain gets its first snow on Sept. 30.


Snow has already made its way to parts of Quebec... and it's only September

photo was used for illustrative purposes only.

Photo used for illustrative purposes only.
On September 14, Environment Canada issued frost advisories for certain southern parts of the province, predicted for the following days. But frost seems like a blessing when you find out that some of Northern Quebec got snow dropped on it this Saturday.

Yes, snow... in September. Which means it may just be time to pull out your hats, scarves and mittens.

A meteorologist for MétéoMedia, Sophie Colombani, tweeted "Snow this morning on the side of the Réserve faunique des Laurentides" on Saturday, September 19. She also noted that Montreal's temperature dropped to 2 C the previous night.


Up to 6 inches of early snow hits Kyrgyzstan

Snow has fallen in Talas district.

It fell in the night of September 18, district governor Zamir Sydykov said.

The local authorities and farmers estimate the amount of crops covered by snow.

"Snow has fallen in Taldy-Bulak and Kopuro-Bazar. Herders managed to drive cattle from pastures. Crops remained unharvested however. The rural municipalities are evaluating the caused damage," the governor said.

Comment: Additional details from the same source later on in the day:
The Too-Ashuu, Ala-Bel, Kok-Bek and Otmok passes on Kyrgyzstan's major roads were cleared from snow allowing resumption of traffic, the Ministry of Transport and Roads announced.

The snow fell overnight on those passes. The snow cover reached 10-15cm in some places, causing traffic jams.

The passes were cleared from snow and the roads were treated to prevent icing.



Heavy snow and high winds shut down French ski resorts as Storm Eleanor reaches the Alps

A sign on the road to Les Menuires and Val Thorens reads
A sign on the road to Les Menuires and Val Thorens reads "Special equipment required"
Many resorts in the French Alps were only open for limited skiing on Thursday, and some were closed completely, as Storm Eleanor reached the mountains this week.

As well as high winds causing chairlifts and gondolas to be closed for safety reasons, heavy precipitation - both snow and rain - raised the avalanche warning to level 5, denoting the highest level of risk, in many French destinations.

The linked resorts of Tignes and Val d'Isère were among the worst affected. With the avalanche risk at 5, visitors to Tignes were asked to stay indoors until around 11am on Thursday morning until given the all-clear. The ski area for both resorts was closed all day, with no lifts running, and the road to Bourg St Maurice was closed until late afternoon.


Weary warblers: Birds seen acting strangely after cold snap in Colorado

Locals have reported seeing birds around their house — and sometimes inside their house — like this juvenile Wilson's Warbler, still learning how to fly.
© Getty
Locals have reported seeing birds around their house — and sometimes inside their house — like this juvenile Wilson's Warbler, still learning how to fly.
Those weary Wilson's warblers.

Area residents have been noticing the little yellow and green birds in their yards — sometimes acting punch-drunk — following the cold snap and snowfall last week.

While it seems logical that the behavior is due to the cold snap, there may be two separate things going on simultaneously.

A large number of dead birds in the Fryingpan Valley was reported by residents Wednesday on the Roaring Fork Road and Weather Facebook page.

The event might not be exclusive to the Roaring Fork Valley — on Saturday, the Las Cruces Sun News reported that migratory birds are dying in "unprecedented" numbers throughout New Mexico.

Comment: Related: Growing number of dead birds in southern New Mexico raise alarm for wildlife experts