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The state of ice and snow in Northern Hemisphere 2017

Arctic sea ice graphs
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
With the media continually talking about global warming and melting ice, I thought I would take a minute to show you up to date statistics of Greenland Ice Growth, the way NSIDC change the visuals on ice metrics, the amount of new Arctic ice and the amount of snow cover across the N. Hemisphere. You will question what you see in the mainstream media after this video.


Heavy blanket of spring snow covers parts of Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Some parts of the country are experiencing extreme weather conditions and the Eastern Cape is one of them with snow blackets falling over on Tuesday.
© Andy Vermeulen
Some parts of the country are experiencing extreme weather conditions and the Eastern Cape is one of them with snow blackets falling over on Tuesday.
A heavy blanket of snow has fallen across some parts of the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Several snow-seekers tried to reach the top of Sani Pass on the border with Lesotho, but inclement weather forced them to turn back.

"This is the end of the road for us today unfortunately. We're not going to make the top of the pass. We put the snow chains on and even that's not enough, the snow's too thick, the gradient is too high," said Rob Ansell, Snow Report SA.

"The snow is coming down quite heavily it's just impossible for us. It's not worth the risk when lives are at stake so guys be safe and keep warm," he said.


Early snow sighted in the mountains of China

Aerial photo taken on Oct. 10, 2017 shows snow scenery in Qinglanshan Township of Dingxi City, northwest China's Gansu
© Xinhua/Chen Yonggang
Aerial photo taken on Oct. 10, 2017 shows snow scenery in Qinglanshan Township of Dingxi City, northwest China's Gansu
It snowed in some mountainous areas of suburban Beijing Tuesday morning, Beijing meteorological authorities said.

Zhou Huanyu, who works for the Government of Qingshui Township, Mentougou District, said that Lingshan Mountain, the highest mountain (2,300-plus meters) in Beijing, received snowfall starting at 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Temperatures in the area dropped to 3 degrees Celsius at noon, while snow covered the grass and forests on the mountain.

Meanwhile, mountains in Yanqing District and Fangshan District also saw snow early Tuesday morning.
An automatic meteorological observation station in Xiaohaituo Mountain, where the 2022 Winter Olympics will be held, indicated the depth of snow reached six centimeters.


First weekend of October brings heavy snowfall to Romania's mountains; nearly 32 inches recorded

Those living or visiting mountain areas last weekend had first seats to a preview of the upcoming winter season. It snowed heavily in the mountains, with the layer of snow reaching some 80 cm at Omu Peak in Bucegi Mountains on Sunday morning.

The snowfall also covered Romania's beautiful high altitude roads Transfagarasan and Transalpina, at over 2,000 meters. Moreover, due to the bad weather alerts issued last Friday, the roads company CNAIR decided to close the segment between Ranca and Obarsia Lotrului on Transalpina.

The Transfagarasan is officially open until October 31 but the authorities advise tourists not to take this road in the following days as the snow reaches 1 meter on some segments. They are currently working on removing the snow.

În urma căderilor de zăpadă din ultimele 24 ore, stratul de zăpadă pe Transfăgărăşan, la altitudini pezte 1600m atinge...
Posted by Toma Cristian on Monday, 9 October 2017

Comment: It's also important to note that the first snow of the coming winter season for this country fell 2 months ago, see: August snowfall hits the mountains of northern Romania


Rocky Boy in Montana slowly being dug out after snowstorm

snow shifting
Officials with the Chippewa Cree Tribe are slowly digging residents out after the area was buried by a snowstorm.

The Montana Department of Transportation was able to bring equipment to the region to clear the roads.

Crews are digging out people with medical needs so they can get to appointments and receive appropriate treatment,

Hill County Electric was able to restore power to everyone except about ten homes.

Chippewa Cree Tribal Water Resource Director Dustin White is asking residents to be patient as crews slowly work through the heavy and wet snow.


Record breaking blizzard - Grand Solar Minimum update - 8 foot snow drifts of "global warming" reported

This was taken in Rocky Boy, Montana! 30' of snow with 8' drifts in some places!!
© Shawn & Steph White
This was taken in Rocky Boy, Montana! 30' of snow with 8' drifts in some places!!
According to the National Weather Service in Great Falls, Montana, this storm was effectively a blizzard in the Havre area, especially considering the severe impacts. A blizzard occurs when the following conditions are met for at least three consecutive hours: sustained winds or frequent gusts to at least 35 mph and considerable falling and/or blowing snow that frequently reduces visibility to less than a quarter mile.

Elsewhere, Zortman, Montana set a new one day record for October with 14 inches of snow reported Tuesday morning.

While not a record, Missoula, Montana recorded 10 inches of snow Monday night, which is the earliest recorded measurable snow there in 34 yrs.

The heaviest estimated snow amount from this storm is 30 inches in Rocky Boy, Montana. Drifts in at least one location were estimated to be eight feet high.


When is the average first snowfall for cities across the U.S?

It's getting to be that time of year again when a change of seasons is right around the corner.

Havre, Montana saw over a foot of snow on October 2-3, which makes it the city's biggest snowfall on record in the month of October.

So, with that big first snow in mind, when can you expect your first snowfall?

In this video, Meteorologist Chris Bianchi explains when cities across the country can expect their first average snowfall.


False satellite images of Bali crater and all time high Arctic sea growth anomalies

© National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
It seems all of the claims in the western media of satellite images of cracks in the Mt. Agung crater of Bali's volcano were false, and magically now state that climate change is making volcanoes more "Fierce". The IPCC global warming crowd really needed that eruption to explain cooling temperatures on Earth causing record anomalous sea ice growth into the double and triple gains over previous high marks. Really, its all time anomalous sea ice gains across the Arctic. See for yourselves.



Yes, it's Spring in South Africa, but it's snowing in Lesotho and the Drakensberg

Snow in South Africa

Snow in South Africa
Mountaintop residents of Lesotho and Drakensberg were surprised on Thursday when they woke up to a spring snowfall.

South African Weather Services forecaster Victoria Nurse said this occurs from time to time.

"It is not that common, but we have seen it before," she said.

"Today there was a thick band of moisture over the central parts of the country. This, combined with the passage of a previous cold front, caused temperatures to drop and snow to fall in Lesotho and the Drakensberg."


Winter storm at the start of October dumps 30 inches of snow at Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana

Rocky Boy, Montana
© Shawn & Steph White
Rocky Boy, Montana
A winter storm hit the plains hard Monday dumping 2 1/2 feet of snow in the Bear Paw Mountains on the Rocky Boy's Reservation and more than a foot of snow on Hi-Line locations where some 7,000 people were without power and roads were treacherous.

The highest snow total that the National Weather Service in Great Falls had received as of 11:15 a.m. was 30 inches at the Rocky Boy's Reservation in the Bear Paw Mountains, said meteorologist Paul Nutter.

"Snow drifts of any where from 4 to 6 feet or snow," Nutter said.

The city of Havre received 15.5 inches of snow, said Andy Hanson, public works director for Hill County.

Comment: See also: Record snowfall hits Havre, Montana, power out with reports of up to 15 inches of snow