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A record amount of snow and ice was added yesterday in Greenland - 4 gigatons in one day

So just when is all this ice going to disappear?

So just when is all this ice going to disappear?
Following a historic increase in snow and ice in late May, Greenland has seen huge gains at a time when it usually lost snow and ice.

If you look at the official figures provided by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), it turns out that yesterday, June 24, 4 gigatons were recorded in one day - an astonishing figure for this time of year: Greenland has never received so much snow and ice in recorded history, so late at the start of the season.

Despite decades of prophecies about the doom of glaciers that are "about" to melt due to "Global Warming", the ice sheet is currently gaining a record amount of "mass" - only for yesterday (June 24, 2021) - 4 gigatons.

There has never been such a large accumulation at this time of year - at least since DMI started recording in 1981. Growth of this magnitude would be considered normal in November-February, but not at the end of June.

Blue Planet

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: The signs are unmistakable

noctilucent clouds over Paris
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
As the second magnetic field in our solar system begins to take shape and strengthen from July / August of 2021 more signs are becoming increasingly visible across the skies, oceans and Earth. These are a dozen examples of hundreds that took place during the same time. Time to get your plan in order.


Snowflake Cold

Record-cold start to summer for Saskatchewan, Canada

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It's been a historically cold start to summer for central and eastern Canada, with the Saskatchewan towns of Lucky Lake, Rosetown, and Leader among the locales logging record low temperatures this week.

The village of Lucky Lake saw the mercury plunge to 1C (33.8F) on Monday, June 21, which smashed its previous record for the date of 3.5C (38.3F) set last year, in 2020 (further signs of our cooling climate).

The Leader area observed a low of 2C (35.6F) on Monday, which was cold enough to comfortably usurp the old benchmark of 3.3C (37.9F) from 1951.

While Rosetown suffered the lowest temperature in all of the west central region. It dipped below freezing with a low of -0.8C (30.5F), which busted the town's all time record of 1.1C set way back in 1917 (during the Centennial Minimum).

Snowflake Cold

Antarctica is suffering a near-record breaking winter - 10C colder than usual

Antarctica sun

It could provide clues to how extraterrestrial life might develop on other planets.


Antarctica is experiencing an unusually cold start to winter, cold which is threatening to break the icy continent's lowest temperature ever recorded-
the -89.6C (-129.3F) registered at Vostok Station on July 21, 1983.

'Spare a thought for the hardy crew who are wintering down in Antarctica,' reads the opening paragraph of a recent newshub.co.nz article, 'who are experiencing near-record breaking cold this week of -81.7C (-115F)'-logged at Japan's Dome Fuji Station.

Antarctica New Zealand science tech Jamie McGaw, who is camped 2,400km away from Dome Fuji, at Scott Base, says he "can't even imagine that extreme cold".

"I mean, the coldest I've experienced here, even in wind chill, is the -60Cs and that is pain — that is any bare skin exposed feels like it's on fire."

Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Extremes in both hemispheres (how will crops respond?)

Antarctica extreme temps
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Extreme cold in the Southern Hemisphere with extreme drought and cold in grow zones across N. America and Europe with a dust storm arriving across the Atlantic to pound S.E USA with torrential rain. I wonder how crops will respond to these conditions.


Comment: The coronavirus crisis, earth changes affecting crop growth, suspicious cyberattacks and the losing value of currency which is set to get much worse in Western nations in particular, have made the production, availability, purchasing and distribution of food - a MAJOR global issue the likes of which we haven't seen in generations.

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Sun

'Rare, dangerous and deadly' heat wave tightens grip on western US, wildfire danger extreme

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This image captured Monday evening, June 14, 2021, shows all of the alerts in effect for the Southwest, most of them related to excessive heat.
The magnitude of the heat across the western United States through the coming week will be one for the record books, according to forecasters. And it's not just how hot it will get that will set this particular heat wave apart from others the region has frequently endured in the past -- it's how long it will last.

The hot pattern could set dozens of new daily record highs through the middle of June, in addition to potentially setting new all-time high marks for the month as a whole in some locations.

The intense heat has prompted the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue excessive heat watches and warnings throughout California, southern Nevada, western and southern Arizona and Utah. Many of these alerts last through Friday, June 18.

Snowflake

Snow falls in the middle of June in Iceland

Fáskrúðsfjörður, yesterday
© Mbl.is/Albert Kemp
Fáskrúðsfjörður, yesterday.
It may be the middle of June, but nonetheless it snowed in the East Fjords of Iceland yesterday, mbl.is reports. The weather forecast calls for the cold weather to continue for the coming days.

Yesterday morning, the residents of Mývatnssveit, Northeast Iceland, woke up to a snow-covered ground, and in Fáskrúðsfjörður, the East Fjords, it still snowed yesterday.

Óli Þór Árnason, meteorologist at the Icelandic Met Office, states that although the snowfall wasn't heavy in low-lying areas, numerous areas from Eyjafjörður fjord in the north and all the way to the East Fjords saw either sleet or snow yesterday.


Arrow Down

Mount Everest avalanche almost hits stunned climbers as it crashes towards them

The visitors escaped being buried
© Viralpress
The visitors escaped being buried by the avalanche as it hit some rocks and slowed down
Frightening footage captures the moment an avalanche narrowly misses a group of visitors on Mount Everest as it crashed down and headed right towards them.

The dramatic video shows how part of the trail on the Himalayan peak collapsed, creating a snow slide headed straight towards the group of tourists.

The group were setting up camp when they narrowly escaped being buried by the avalanche in Nepal on June 1.

Footage shows the massive cloud of ice tumbling down the white mountain before it luckily slowed after hitting rocky parts.

No one was hurt in the incident. The group inspected the area for safety after the avalanche.


Snowflake

Snowfall and cold temperatures as Newfoundland bears "June-uary" weather

Photos shared by Petrina Balsom on Twitter show

Photos shared by Petrina Balsom on Twitter show "June-uary" settling in over the Heart's Content Barrens
Just days after Newfoundland was bathed in temperatures in the mid to high 20°s, people were left reeling Thursday with the sudden appearance of "June-uary" weather.

Rainfall mixed with wet flakes, and was in some cases replaced with snow, as temperatures dipped near the freezing mark.

The snow began to work its way eastward across the island throughout the day, resulting in some accumulation along central and northeastern regions. Drivers were advised to use caution as conditions along roadways also deteriorated.

By mid-afternoon, photos began surfacing of thick layers of accumulation along the Northern Avalon, while areas of higher elevation throughout metro were also subjected to the late reminder of winter.


Snowflake Cold

Coldest June day in 122 years for New South Wales, Australia

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Blizzards have dumped more than half a metre of snow over parts of New South Wales over the last 48 hours as towns and cities shiver through record-breaking temperatures.


Comment: Related: Floods prompt evacuations and rescues in Victoria, Australia - rivers rise significantly beyond major flood warning levels