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Two icebreakers sent to rescue TWENTY ice-locked ships on Northern Sea Route in the Arctic

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But some of the vessels will have to wait for at least one week before they are released from captivity in the remote Arctic sea-ice.

Comment: Although SOTT picked up this story when the drama began back on the 8th of November, unsurprisingly it has gone largely unreported by the mainstream, global-warming/climate-crisis propaganda press, and the first part of this update is actually from 10 days ago, with more recent developments below.


District authorities in the Russian Far East have decided to commission two icebreakers to aid the vessels currently ice-locked in the East Siberian Sea.

The nuclear-powered Yamal is due to arrive in the region by 20th of November, while the diesel-powered Novorossiisk will arrive by 15th of November, regional authorities in Chukotka inform.


Comment: Note the ships aren't relying on 'green' energy to get the job done.


In addition will be sent the rescue vessel Spasatel Zaborshchikov.

Comment: Fleetmon gave an update on the situation yesterday, 19th November:
Icebreaker VAYGACH is leading convoy of Far East bound 5 ships, including NORDIC NULUUJAAK, GOLDEN SUEK, NORDIC QINNGUA, GOLDEN PEAR, UHL FUSION. Have a look at convoy track, it's a broken curve, usual tactics in battling ice cover and floes. Icebreaker is leading ships, trying to use each and every ice-free patch/area her helicopter can find. All in all, everything is so far, absolutely normal, something to be expected from NSR late fall transit routine. Convoy is already in Chukcha sea, will reach Bering Strait in probably 2-3 days or maybe even earlier, Arctic is unpredictable in this sense, up until last minutes and meters of transit.
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© Fleetmon.com
Icebreaker

Icebreaker VAYGACH in Arctic ice 2021
Sea Ice Extent

Sea Ice Extent 18th November 2021
West bound ships, including MV KUMPULA, are stuck in ice north of Kotelny island, bordering Laptev and East Siberian seas, waiting most probably, for icebreaker TAYMYR, presently positioned in Obskaya Gulf.

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Latest Arctic ice cover map, no signs yet of ice-free Arctic with palm trees to, soon, fringe its' coast

In some areas, ice edge already surpassed median 1981 - 2010 ice edge
Research indicates that ice ages can come on rather quickly, and there are numerous signs that our planet is now entering a period of significant cooling: Also check out SOTT radio's:


Ice Cube

Oh No! A cold spell now will spawn Climate Change illiteracy

Interglacial Temp
© JoNova
It's another great day in science. Marshall Shepherd, once a meteorologist at NASA GISS, warns us that a cold snap will destroy reading skills. Don't let the kids out!
A Cold Start To Thanksgiving Week Will Spawn Climate Change Illiteracy

Marshall Shepherd, Senior Contributor, Forbes
Luckily this only happens in Thanksgiving week, eh?

As the climate cycles turn to cooler trends, expect to see a lot more of this kind of bizarre conjecture and weapons grade excuses. There's a flock of believers to guard from reality.

Shepherd seems to be trying to preempt and inoculate believers who might get exposed to skeptical comments at Thanksgiving dinner when they meet all those relatives:
Like clockwork, I will also start to see Tweets and Facebook posts claiming that global warming or climate change is not real because its cold. These types of Tweets belong in the Hall of Fame (or Shame) of Climate Illiteracy.
So now believers are primed to gasp or snigger at the right moment round the dinner table. Marshall goes on with a longwinded explanation of how it's cold now because a rock hit the Earth when it was a baby-world and made winter. He even links to a childrens page at NASA — possibly because most believers are child-like, or he thinks they are not too smart.

Ice Cube

Arctic sea ice extent currently second-highest in 15 years, and growing...

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Arctic sea ice data is in plain view of the world's media, yet outlets would still rather quote activist-scientists than show an unambiguous chart. Articles of "catastrophic ice melt" still pepper the global news feeds, even as signs point to a cyclical shift in the northern polar region.

I'm being consciously naive here. I'm fully aware that the media's job isn't to inform; rather, it exists to propagandize and to push the agendas and narratives of its backers. Still, I can't help but wonder, when a placard-brandishing climate alarmist yells "the end is nigh!", who exactly is it that they've put their trust in? Who told them that the sky is falling? I ask because you do need to be informed of the 'climate crisis' in order to discern it — your own senses aren't enough. People aren't opening their front doors in the morning to an 'existential emergency', they aren't retreating back inside, calling their bosses and saying "I wont be coming in today, you know... 'cause of the climate". This is supposed to be 'catastrophic global warming', remember? Not 'random, cherry-picked extreme weather events'? For what is billed as a 'worldly cataclysm', this warming sure is illusive, periodic and localized.

Snowflake Cold

November winter storm dumped up to 53 cms (20 inches) of snow in Alberta

35 centimetres of snow in Banff, Alberta
© Braydon Morisseau
35 centimetres of snow in Banff, Alberta
The first significant snow event of the season for Alberta has passed, and some of the snow totals from the winter storm are pretty wild.

Environment Canada has issued its weather summary for the storm, which saw between eight to 53 centimetres of snow accumulate in the province.

The Rockies

Environment Canada says in Banff and Jasper, snow began on Friday and ended Monday night. Its automatic observing stations recorded 17 to 21 centimetres of snow, while third-party sources like Twitter reported a hefty 35 centimetres in Banff and a staggering 53 centimetres at Lake Louise. Pretty impressive for a November winter storm in Alberta.


Comment: Related: Parts of Saskatchewan still without power, highways around Regina still closed as province pummeled by blizzard


Snowflake Cold

Parts of Saskatchewan still without power, highways around Regina still closed as province pummeled by blizzard

On Tuesday afternoon, the City of Regina announced it is going into 'storm mode' as Environment Canada warns of blizzard-like conditions across southern Saskatchewan
© Judi Watt
On Tuesday afternoon, the City of Regina announced it is going into 'storm mode' as Environment Canada warns of blizzard-like conditions across southern Saskatchewan
Regina and other areas remain under a blizzard warning on Wednesday morning, said Environment Canada

Thousands of customers are still without electricity this morning and highways in and out of Regina remain closed as the province continues to get hammered by a winter blizzard.

The storm has calmed down in the northern half of the province, but a large swath of the eastern and southeastern regions including Regina, Moose Jaw and Indian Head are still under a blizzard warning.

That blizzard means that parts of the provincial highway system are either closed or have serious travel not recommended warnings.

Highways are closed in all directions out of Regina this morning. That includes the Trans Canada from Wolesley, right through to Belle Plaine. Highway 6 is closed north of the city to Southey. And the number 11 is closed from Bethune to Davidson.


Snowflake

Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire already blanketed with 10 inches of snow

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© Mount Washington Observatory
The Mount Washington Observatory researchers are already breaking out the snow shovels.

The New Hampshire mountain got around 10 inches of snow Tuesday morning.

In some places, the snowdrifts piled as high as shoulder height.

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Snowflake

Spring snow falls across 3 states in Australia following rare November weather event

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Despite summer's rapid approach, parts of the nation have been blanketed by record-breaking snowfall.

Residents of Hobart in Tasmania shivered through their coldest night since 1953 on Sunday night when the mercury fell to just 2.9 degrees.

Up to 300mm of snow was also dumped over the Huon Valley.

Conversely, it follows the state's record-breaking winter, which saw the warmest daily temperatures in 33 years.

Meanwhile, on the mainland, in Victoria's Grampians region a dusting of snow was visible throughout the weekend and into Monday morning.


Comment: Spring snowfall hits Tasmania, Australia with up to 30 cms of snow - Hobart shivers through coldest November night in 68 years


Ice Cube

Over 20 vessels either stuck or struggling to make it through in increasingly thick sea-ice on the Northern Sea Route

Sea-ice on the Northern Sea Route in the period 31st of October - 2nd of November.

Sea-ice on the Northern Sea Route in the period 31st of October - 2nd of November.
More than 20 vessels are either stuck or struggling to make it through increasingly thick sea-ice on the Northern Sea Route.

Over the past years, shipping along the Russian northern coast has proceeded rather smoothly in late October and early November. But not this year. Large parts of the remote Arctic waters were in late October covered by sea-ice. And the white sheet is quickly getting thicker and harder to navigate.

Ice maps show that major parts of the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea are covered by sea-ice that is more than 15 cm thick. In the eastern parts of the East Siberian Sea are areas with up to 70 cm thick one-year ice, as well as 2 meter thick multi-year ice.

Among the ships that now are located on the eastern part of the route are two oil tankers and a significant number of bulk carriers. Among the latter are three ships bringing iron ore from the Canadian Milne Island to China, and two vessels carrying iron ore from Murmansk.

The tankers Andrei Pervozvanny and Vladimir Rusanov have delivered oil in Pevek, the remote town on the coast of the Chukotka Peninsula. Another four vessels are still moored in Pevek and could get troubles when leaving the remote port.


Snowflake

Spring snowfall hits Tasmania, Australia with up to 30 cms of snow - Hobart shivers through coldest November night in 68 years

Neika in the foothills of kunanyi/Mount Wellington was blanketed in snow.
© Annie Robson
Neika in the foothills of kunanyi/Mount Wellington was blanketed in snow.
Tasmanians in some parts of the state have woken to snow-blanketed yards as a late spring cold snap caused snow to fall as low as 200 metres.

Data from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) shows the temperature in Hobart fell to 2.9 degrees Celsius overnight — which would make it the city's coldest November night since 1953.

The BOM's Luke Johnston said up to 30 centimetres of snow fell about the Western and Central Plateau districts, and there were also falls in the north-east highlands.

Launceston recorded an overnight minimum of 2C, while the mercury dropped to 1C in the Northern Midlands town of Cressy.


Snowflake

Canora sees biggest dump of snow (1 foot) in Saskatchewan's 1st major storm of the season

Lisa Boychuk took this photo of snow in Canora, which got the highest amount of snowfall in the province in this week's storm.
© Lisa Boychuk
Lisa Boychuk took this photo of snow in Canora, which got the highest amount of snowfall in the province in this week's storm.

32 cm. fell in Canora over 2 days, Environment Canada says

People in Saskatchewan were back to wearing their winter boots and shoveling snow off their driveways, after much of the province saw its first major snowfall for the season.

The storm that passed through the province on Wednesday and Thursday made roads dangerous and left some vehicles stuck in ditches.

Snowfall amounts varied around the province, but the town of Canora in eastern Saskatchewan got the highest amount, with 32 centimetres, Environment Canada said Friday.

The snow might not stick around for too long, however. Rain is expected in the coming days in some areas of the province, including Regina, and temperature variations could cause the snow to melt, Environment Canada says.