Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:09 UTC
"The consequences are not immediately recognisable, as a few days must pass. The growth of grafted peach trees has stopped due to the low temperatures and vines show signs of burning."
Stone fruit production has halved all over Italy and the producer reports good market price prospects. "We need to be careful, though, as it all depends on how things will evolve over the next few days. There is a lot of damage and, if the weather goes as forecast, we only have to hope that there will be no hailstorms."
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:45 UTC
In Alberta alone, there's as many as 1.5 million acres that remain unharvested, and gathering has been hampered by light snow falling daily in central and northern areas, according to James Wright, a risk analyst with the province's Agriculture Financial Services Corporation. Snow and cool weather have also slowed progress in Saskatchewan, where more than 1 million metric tons of grain is still sitting on fields from last year's harvest after excess moisture made fields too wet to combine, according to the province's agriculture ministry.
"If you have to harvest, plus you have to seed, it's going to be a real time crunch," Errol Anderson, the president of ProMarket Wire in Calgary, said by phone. "These delays are a minimum two weeks, but it's almost throwing the province back the better part of a month."
In a recent segment, weather.com began the switch-over. The quotes and alliteration are as follows ...
"It has been punctuated this week by a weird, long plume of moisture spanning almost the entire Pacific Ocean Basin, piped into the West Coast, including Seattle, from near the Philippines.Inspiring, isn't it? Woe. Angst. Hang-wringing. "Weird". Unusual. Depressing. In the literary realm, word choices designed to elicit a specific response or emotion is known as connotation. Among the AGW crowd, it almost always takes the form of hyperbole—extravagant exaggeration meant to sway the casual reader to the perils of climate change.
"If that [heavy precipitation as far south as northern California] isn't depressing enough ...
"But this nearly seven-month stretch has challenged the patience of even long-time residents ..."
The Weather Channel has become one of the most perversely egregious media outlets to employ the tactic. As if ordinary day-to-day follies of weather weren't dramatic enough, they have progressed to narrating their dialogue as though every event is now highly unusual, and often try tying specific weather events to human-induced climate change.
Watts Up With That?
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:23 UTC
Remember the much ballyhooed paper that made the cover of Nature, Steig et al, "Warming of the Antarctic ice-sheet surface since the 1957 International Geophysical Year", Nature, Jan 22, 2009 that included some conspicuously errant Mannian math from the master of making trends out of noisy data himself? Well, that just went south, literally.
And it just isn't because the Steig et al. paper was wrong, as proven by three climate skeptics that submitted their own rebuttal, no, it's because mother nature herself reversed the trend in actual temperature data in the Antarctic peninsula, and that one place where it was warming, was smeared over the entire continent by Mannian math to make it appear the whole of the Antarctic was warming.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:19 UTC
The late spring snow storm even hit some famous presidents.
Mount Rushmore national memorial saw snow accumulations of around half a foot Monday evening.
Icicles could even been seen dripping off the giant presidents noses and eyebrows.
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:10 UTC
Winter will not let go without a fight and it will be snowing on all the mountain roads surrounding Reykjavik this afternoon. Most mountain roads in South West and West Iceland will be affected.
This means Hellisheiði, Holtavörðuheiði and and Lyngdalsheiði will be affected, along with other roads. What's important about these three is that they are on the nr.1 ring road south of Reykjavik, nr.1 ring road north of Reykjavik and on the Golden Circle. If you are traveling to or from Reykjavik, snow is bound to get in your way so be sure your car has proper tyres for the drive. The roads will likely be passable, if the car is properly equipped.
The snow will keep on for today and tomorrow, it will get warmer over the weekend and spring will hopefully come to Iceland next week.
8.2% of the U.S. has a snow cover - mostly out West, but also in northern Maine and northern N. Dakota.
Most of Canada is still snow covered and the lakes are frozen (except near the U.S. and western British Columbia).
This is Northern Hemisphere snow extent, which been increasing a little over the past couple decades (pic. from Rutgers Snow Lab).
Comment: Interesting 'Spring' around the world:
13 cm of snowfall as late-season storm hits Regina, Saskatchewan
April showers? Southern Manitoba hit with snowfall instead
Hard freeze kills 95 to 100 percent of France's Alsace vineyard buds
Turkey greenhouses collapse due to snowfall
Snow across Wales as Arctic winds sweep across the country
Daily Inter Lake
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:25 UTC
As of Tuesday, the snowpack in the Flathead River basin was at 120 percent of normal. The Kootenai River basin boasts snow totals 113 percent of average, while the Upper Clark Fork basin is at 108 percent.
"We still have a lot of snow in the high elevations," said Ray Nickless, a hydrologist with the Weather Service in Missoula. "And it continues to build. We certainly have a lot of water still to come down this spring."
Nickless pointed to a weather station at Flattop Mountain at 6,300 feet in Glacier National Park. The site shows more than 10 feet of snow on the ground, holding about 52 inches of water.
The snowfall could continue for a few hours since Météo France forecast some flakes for parts of the department (Etalante, Vitteaux, Saulieu, Arnay-le-Duc) early on Wednesday.
See lots of photos
California's Squaw Valley ski resort, just west of Lake Tahoe, has been buried beneath more than 58 feet of snowfall this season. That's enough snow to completely cover a five-story building. With such copious amounts of snow, Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth announced last week that some ski trails may stay open all summer and into next season.
In other words, the snow may not entirely melt this summer. I don't know if Mr. Wirth fully understood the import of his words, but readers of this website ( iceagenow.info ) certainly do.
"Isn't this how glaciers are formed?" asked one reader. "Snow in one year still existing the following year?"
"Golly! Wouldn't that start a glacier?" asked another.
"Ski all Summer thru Fall? That's called a glacier," exclaimed yet another reader. "Glaciation of the Sierras."
Those readers are correct. That is indeed how glaciers form. That is also how ice ages begin - not because some huge ice sheet starts grinding southward (or northward if coming from the bottom of the globe), but because the more the snow accumulates, the less chance it has to melt.