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Argentina - Hail and snow seriously affect horticultural production


Nieve es San Luis. Municipalidad La Carolina.
In Cordoba, hail seriously affected horticultural production and it snowed in San Luis.

Heavy rains in the southern region of Misiones over the last few hours have caused flooding of urban streams and flooded homes, streets, schools and hospitals, a source in the provincial government's Civil Protection Subsecretariat reported Monday.

Snowflake Cold

Snowiest May 20 in St John's, NF since 1874

© J. Reid photo via Twitter
Snow plows out clearing a path in Conche on Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula.
Breaks record that had stood for 143 years.

With 4.0cm of snow, yesterday was #StJohns's snowiest May 20th since records began in 1874. #NLWx
With 4.0cm of snow, yesterday was #StJohns's snowiest May 20th since records began in 1874. #NLWx pic.twitter.com/bx3ZkBCWRs

— YYT Weather Records (@YYT_Weather) May 21, 2017
Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

Ice Cube

"Smoking gun" on Ice Ages revisited


Paleoclimatologists Rock -Two million years of radical climate change is significant.


David C. Greene writes:

"The smoking gun of the ice ages" is the title of an article in the Dec. 9, 2016 issue of Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The author, David A. Hodel, is listed with the Laboratory for Paleoclimate Research, Department of Earth Sciences, at Cambridge University in the UK.

Hodel cites a 40-year-old paper in Science, 194,1121 (1976). In that paper, Hays, Imbrie and Shackleton reported that their proxies for paleo sea surface temperatures and changing continental ice volumes exhibited periodicities of 42,000, 23,500 and 19,000 years, matching almost exactly the predicted orbital periods of planetary obliquity, precession and eccentricity. They also found that the dominant rhythm in the paleoclimate variations was 100,000 (±20,000) years.

Other climatologists have identified 20 glacial/interglacial oscillations over the past two million years with glacial parts of the cycles lasting about four times as long as the warm, interglacial parts. The last glacial maximum was about 18,000 years ago. We have been enjoying the present warm interglacial for about 12,000 years.

Bizarro Earth

14-year-old boy electrocuted in central Laredo, Texas during severe thunderstorm


Motorists drive on South Zapata Highway by the Sacred Heart Children's Home as a severe storm moves into the area Sunday, May 21, 2017. The storm brought heavy rain, hail and strong wind gusts.
A 14-year-old boy died Sunday after he came into contact with a downed power line in central Laredo, according to authorities.

Laredo police said Aldo Jordani Rojas was electrocuted in the 5300 block of Alabama Avenue, off East Hillside Road. He was an eighth-grade student at Clark Middle School

"UISD sends heartfelt condolences to the Rojas Lopez family," Clark Middle School Principal Melissa Ramirez said in a statement. "He was an excellent student who was well liked by his teachers and peers. This is a difficult time for everyone, but I know our students and staff will lean on each other as they fondly remember their classmate."

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Arctic ice melt - Fake news update

© Not A Lot of People Know That
Climate fraudsters would not be able to get away with their scam without the active support of the media.

Almost everyday there is some apocalyptic piece about the melting Arctic. If journalists bothered to check the facts, their headlines would be somewhat different.

Sun

Heat reaches 50 degrees Celsius in India, more than 200 dead

© AFP 2017/ DOMINIQUE FAGET
Scorching heat, coupled with drought, which has prompted a water crisis in several parts of India, has led to more than a 200 deaths as the temperature has soared to 49.3 degrees Celsius in India.

According to the meteorological department of the eastern state of Chhattisgarh, the temperature on Tuesday morning recorded at 49.3 degree Celsius in Bilaspur which is highest ever temperature here. The department has predicted the temperature will be above 46 degree Celsius for a few more days. In other states like Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, temperature is still hovering above 45 degree Celsius for the last few weeks and has reportedly claimed more than 200 lives in the state.

Cloud Lightning

Late winter storm ground to sky lightning with record cold and snow


Ground to sky lightning in Oklahoma City on May 18 2017.
With atmospheric changes expected during the grand solar minimum intensification and the inter-tropical convergence zone shifting, strange occurrences in our skies are to be expected. Here we go, Ground to Sky Lightning, but the media blames it on mobile phone towers. Also record cold and snow records broken during the latest storm on record with the greatest snow depths back to 1880's. Also I included the newest research I have on the timeline and intensification for the grand solar minimum.


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Thick Arctic sea ice and lots of polar bears


A polar bear and two cubs ready to spring into the ice-cold waters
All the stories of low Arctic sea ice seem to be exaggerated as there is record sea ice off Newfoundland even with incredible pack ice 12 polar bears came ashore, a rarity and were put down by game officials as the danger to the public. Sea ice is not at record lows as they would have you believe, so much ice is there that now they are trying to confuse you with "Young Sea Ice" , hey sea ice is sea ice. It still has albedo effect and our planet has begin to cool. The mini ice age is here and intensifying.


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"Mini Ice Age is here to stay," says astrophysicist

"Major cold plunges hit Europe April and May 2017. The developing Mini-Ice-Age is now in a NEW PHASE and here to stay 20 years" says Piers Corbyn, astrophysicist of WeatherAction.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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Northern Hemisphere winter snow cover is increasing

Northern Hemisphere snow extent has been trending upward since at least 1967 in both North America and Eurasia. And yet, snow was supposed to be a thing of the past. Here's a graph from Rutgers University Global Snow Lab (GSL) showing Northern Hemisphere Snow Extent.

Thanks to Peter G for this link