Welcome to Sott.net
Sat, 19 Jan 2019
The World for People who Think

Extreme Temperatures

Info

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Heading into (Early Winter 2018) - Events the MSM overlooked

A man shovels snow in the city of Yokote,
© Mainichi/Shin Sato
A man shovels snow in the city of Yokote, Akita Prefecture, northern Japan, on Dec. 27, 2018.
As our world shifts climate patterns due to a weakening magnetosphere brought on by a 400-year cycle in our Sun's output, weather extremes are becoming more obvious. These are but a few examples through the last part of Autumn heading into early winter 2018 along with long climate cycle data and how the economy of our planet is being affected in the interwoven events.


Sources

Attention

A public health crisis: As temperatures fall, air quality worsens in Indian capital

Man rides his bicycle
© REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A man rides his bicycle in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, December 26, 2018.
Pollution levels spiked last week in New Delhi, India's teeming capital of more than 20 million people, climbing to nearly 12 times the recommended level and exacerbating a public health crisis.

Senior government officials said the main reasons for the surge in the amount of toxic smog trapped over New Delhi were unusually cold air, including fog, and slow wind speeds.

Click here for an interactive Reuters graphic on the link between Delhi's pollution and falling temperatures and wind speeds.

The World Health Organization said this year India was home to the world's 14 most polluted cities. New Delhi was ranked the sixth most polluted.

Comment: See also: Sikkim: Indian Army rescues over 2800 tourists stranded near Indo-China border after heavy snowfall


Snowflake Cold

Sikkim: Indian Army rescues over 2800 tourists stranded near Indo-China border after heavy snowfall

Indian Army rescues over 2800 tourists

Indian Army rescues over 2800 tourists
Indian Army rescued over 2,800 tourists stranded at Nathu La near Indo-China border and some other places in Sikkim a day after the region received heavy snowfall on Friday. The rescue operations continued from late Friday till Saturday afternoon. Among those rescued were many elderly people and children who were provided food and shelter by the Army. As many as 90 people of those who were rescued fell ill and were provided treatment.

"Heavy snowfall left many tourists stranded around 17 Mile & Nathu La, Sikkim. Indian Army offered spontaneous help to people providing warm clothing, shelter, hot meals, medical aid & carrying out physical rescue missions," ADG PI, Indian Army's public information wing said in a statement.


Snowflake

Aspen-Snowmass ski slopes double snowfall amounts compared to last season - 137 inches for the season so far

Chicago resident Cooper Bluhm, 18, slashes through some powder on Bell on Aspen Mountain on Friday morning.

Chicago resident Cooper Bluhm, 18, slashes through some powder on Bell on Aspen Mountain on Friday morning.
Anyone who has hit the slopes this season knows the snow conditions are good, but just how good? Essentially, twice as good as last season, based on snowfall data.

Snowmass Ski Area has received 89 inches of snow in November and December as of Friday, according to Aspen Skiing Co. That's more than double the 43 inches for the same two months last season. More snow is forecast for the Aspen area Sunday night, just before 2019 rolls in.

Aspen Highlands has collected 97 inches of snow this November and December compared with 45 inches for the two months last year. That's an increase of 110 percent.


Snowflake

Heavy snow wreaks havoc in central, eastern China

Aerial photo taken on Dec. 30, 2018 shows
© Xinhua/Su Yang
Aerial photo taken on Dec. 30, 2018 shows the view of snow-covered Gan's Grand Courtyard, an ancient architectural complex, in Nanjing City, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province.
Many parts of central and eastern China have been embracing the heaviest snow this winter since Saturday, with severe traffic disruption during the New Year holiday.

In central China's Hunan Province, high-speed trains linking the capital city of Changsha to Guangzhou and Shenzhen suspended operation. All the passenger bus services in the city were suspended due to the snowstorm.

In the neighbouring Hubei Province, some 10,000 subway staff in the capital city of Wuhan began to clean up the snow since 4 a.m. on Sunday at 206 stations and laid sacks and carpets to ensure safety.


Cloud Precipitation

Ice Age Farmer Report: Volcanic tsunami Indonesia - Hail catastrophe Sydney - Cooking w preps - The great manure crisis

The size of the hail that just fell

The size of the hail that fell in Sydney
Anak Krakatau's eruption caused a tsunami that has taken 280 lives and counting. Hailstorm in Sydney, Australia declared a catastrophe. Crop loss reports from around the world. Cooking with your preps -- putting dehydrated eggs and butter to the test. Finally, Christian recounts the Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894. All the best for your Christmas. Prepare.


Sources

Comment: See in addition: 20 volcanoes across Indonesia currently showing above normal activity


Snowflake

Heavy snow blanketing Japan - nearly 2 meters in Yamagata

Heavy snow blanketing Japan
Heavy snow continues to fall in northern and western Japan along the Sea of Japan coast.

The Meteorological Agency says the winter-type weather pattern has strengthened, bringing with it a cold air mass.

A village in northern Yamagata prefecture had experienced nearly two meters of snow by Saturday.

The snow is expected to continue through Sunday, mainly in coastal areas.


Ice Cube

Greenland Ice Sheet surface mass budget far, far higher than average

Greenland Ice Sheet SMB through 2017-18
© DMI Polar Portal.
Greenland Ice Sheet SMB through 2017-18 (top) and 2018-19 (bottom) shown as blue lines. Grey lines show the 1981-2010 average and red shows the record low of 2011-12.
Sixth highest on record.
__________________

Using daily output from a weather forecasting model combined with a model that calculates melt of snow and ice, scientists from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) calculated the "surface mass budget" (SMB) of the Greenland ice sheet.

When you look at the blue lines on the above graphs, it is quite evident that the Greenland Ice Sheet surface mass budget is far, far higher than the mean.

Comment: Another indication of above average cover for both ice and snow in 2018 for part of this region can be gleaned from this report: Global cooling: Excessive spring snowfall results in non-breeding year for shorebirds in north-east Greenland - 1 meter deep snow


Snowflake

Brief and unexpected: Snow hits Las Vegas, Nevada

Snow falls in Vegas
© K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal @kmcannonphoto
Centennial High School basketball players, from left, Kalyn Miller, 15, Teionni McDaniel, 16, and Jessenia Lawson, 15, play in a light snow before their team's game at the Las Vegas Holiday Classic Tournament at Centennial High School in Las Vegas, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018.
It was brief and unexpected but snow fell in Las Vegas.

The National Weather Service says snow wasn't in the forecast Thursday but it was reported in the valley around mid-day. None of it stuck in the lower elevations.

Meteorologist Ashley Wolf told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a cold front and abnormally low-hanging clouds combined to produce the strange weather. She says the dryness underneath the clouds had a cooling effect, despite the temperature being above 50 degrees.

Snowflake

Many Tahoe ski resorts got up to 18 inches of new snow for Christmas

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Ski areas around the Tahoe Basin were apparently on Santa's nice list this year, getting a fresh shot of powdery snow for skiers celebrating Christmas on the slopes.

Resorts on all sides of Lake Tahoe reported snowfall ranging from 6 inches to 18 inches of new snow by Christmas morning after a system rolled through the region Christmas Eve and through the night.

"It was a good shot in the arm for winter in general," said Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe spokesperson Mike Pierce.

"Not that we were thin, but it put that nice fresh coat (of snow) on everything — making Tahoe shine and look spectacular."

The fresh snow allowed Mt. Rose to open new terrain on Christmas Day, including many previously-closed runs on the Slide Side.