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Rare late August snowstorm for Iceland

"A very well organised and unusual storm for late August."

"(A low) will cross Greenland mid week and sets it's sights on Iceland Friday into Saturday, deepening on approach," says Mark Vogan Blog. "This system will have some very cold air attached and while strong to gale force winds will likely be a significant feature, the most noteworthy aspect to this storm which pressure down to the mid 970s in millibars, could be the cold temperatures and snow"

"...this looks to be a very well organised and unusual storm for late August even though this fairly high latitude can and does seen deep lows at this time of year. It's the cold that comes with it which could well grab weather headlines this weekend bringing a rare late August snowstorm to Iceland.

http://www.markvoganweather.com/2013/08/26/iceland-storm-snow-potential-uks-first-taste-autumn/

Thanks to Ralph Fato for this link

Igloo

Record-breaking snow and rainfall hits Atacama desert, Chile - Mudslides, blizzards and flash-flooding 3 years running for 'hottest, driest place on Earth'

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Santiago - A rare snowfall in Chile's Atacama desert has delighted visitors to one of the world's driest areas.

Residents of San Pedro de Atacama say the weekend snow was the heaviest in three decades for the desert city, which is 750 miles (1,200 kilometers) north of the capital, Santiago.

But local officials say they are concerned the snow and rain that fell over the weekend could cause some rivers to flood as has happened in the past.

The national tourism office says the road to San Pedro de Atacama was temporarily blocked due to the unusual weather. Officials have not ordered any evacuation although they expect more rain in the area.


Comment: Interesting. Two years ago, this happened:

Chile's Atacama Desert hit with record snowfall

Last year this happened:


Record-breaking blizzards and record-breaking flash-flooding in the 'driest, hottest place on Earth' for three years in a row: Man-made global warming in action... or another sign that we're headed into an Ice Age?


Snowflake

Snow every day expected at Mt Rainier - and it's still August

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© Wikimedia Commons, Wsiegmund
7-Day Forecast from the National Weather Service, Seattle Office
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Paradise-Mt. Rainier, Washington - Elevation: 12,600 feet.

This Afternoon A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. West northwest wind around 6 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Tonight A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west southwest in the evening. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. West southwest wind around 9 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Snowflake Cold

Tasmania - coldest August day in 41 years

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© Chris Kidd
Tannar Ware, 2, and his mum Melissa Ware, of Burnie, enjoy the snow at Waratah
Skiers rejoice as chill hits

Hobart woke to its coldest August morning in 41 years yesterday when the temperature dropped to -0.4C.

Hobart was one of the coldest places in Tasmania, but the freezing temperatures were widespread -- Launceston fell to -2.5C and Liawenee -7.6C.

And while the icy start made life miserable for many, skiers rejoiced.

"It's absolutely fantastic, the best cover we've had for years," Felicity Foot, operator of ski equipment hire firm Ben Lomond Snow Sports, said of the snow.

Ms Foot said the snow fields were further enhanced by new snow-making and grooming equipment and a new "skateboard park" for snowboarders.

Alarm Clock

Climate Reductio ad Absurdum

Global warming cartoon
© Eric Allie
Recently, three researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, had a study published that claimed that a "substantial" correlation between violence and climate change could be made.

They cited sixty studies from around the world that, according to a BBC World Service article, demonstrated that "even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes, and murders, as well as group conflicts and war."

Apparently they missed the data on World War II's Battle of the Bulge or the siege of Stalingrad, both of which were fought in freezing weather. Earlier, Napoleon ran into a similar problem when he wanted to conquer Russia.

We have now reached a point in the Great Global Warming Hoax where pure absurdity is the norm for claims made on behalf of a warming cycle that ended around 1996.

Igloo

NASA stumped: Summer Arctic ice extent among highest this decade, Antarctica "headed toward record extent"

NASA has released its latest sea ice report. These are tough times for climate alarmists. The truth is: There's a lot more sea ice out there this year than they ever imagined.


NASA makes some interesting comments.

First they tell us that Arctic sea ice is over 1.5 million sq. km above last year, and is thus at one of the highest late summer extents in the last 10 years. Surprise.

Secondly Walt Meier of NASA tells us the real reason for last year's record minimum: storms.

Snowflake

Early snow expected in Alaska

in mid August.....

Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
FAIRBANKS AK AUG 16 2013

NORTHEASTERN BROOKS RANGE-
INCLUDING...ANAKTUVUK PASS...ATIGUN PASS...GALBRAITH LAKE... SAGWON...FRANKLIN BLUFFS

AN EARLY FALL STORM IS FORECAST TO IMPACT THE NORTH SLOPE AND WEST COAST OF ALASKA SUNDAY AND IMPACT THE ALASKA INTERIOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

A LOW DEVELOPING OVER NORTHEAST RUSSIA AND CHUKCHI SEA SATURDAY WILL BEGIN TO IMPACT THE WESTERN NORTH SLOPE SUNDAY WITH PERIODS OF RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES.

GALE FORCE NORTH WINDS WILL DEVELOP IN THE SOUTHERN CHUKCHI SEA AND THROUGH THE BERING STRAITS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

RAIN...HEAVY AT TIMES WILL DEVELOP IN WESTERN ALASKA SUNDAY NIGHT.

AN UNSEASONABLY COLD AIR MASS MOVING ON TO THE NORTH SLOPE BEHIND THIS SYSTEM WILL CHANGE RAIN TO SNOW IN AREAS FROM THE BROOKS RANGE NORTH SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY WITH SOME WET SNOW ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE IN THE BROOKS RANGE ABOVE 3000 FEET SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY.

http://pafg.arh.noaa.gov/wmofcst.php?wmo=WWAK81PAFG&type=public

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

Ice Cube

1974 CIA shock report: "The western world's leading climatologists" warn of a return to the little ice age

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Link to PDF file.

This was of course before Mikey erased the LIA

h/t to omnologos

Igloo

Major Danish daily warns: "Globe may be on path to Little Ice Age...Much colder winters...Dramatic consequences"!

Danish NewsPaper
© NoTricksZone
The August 7 edition of Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten featured a major 2-page article on the globe’s 15-years of missing warming and the potential solar causes and implications.
Another major European media outlet is asking: Where's the global warming?

Moreover, they are featuring prominent skeptic scientists who are warning of a potential little ice age and dismissing CO2 as a major climate driver. And all of this just before the release of the IPCC's 5AR, no less!

Hat-tip: NTZ reader Arne Garbøl

The August 7 print edition of the Danish Jyllands-Posten, the famous daily that published the "Muhammad caricatures", features a full 2-page article bearing the headline: "The behavior of the sun may trigger a new little ice age" followed by the sub-headline: "Defying all predictions, the globe may be on the road towards a new little ice age with much colder winters."

So now even the once very green Danish media is now spreading the seeds of doubt. So quickly can "settled science" become controversial and hotly disputed. The climate debate is far from over. And when it does end, it looks increasingly as if it'll end in favor of the skeptics.

The JP writes that "many will be startled" by the news that a little ice age is a real possibility. Indeed, western citizens have been conditioned to think that nothing except warming is possible. Few have prepared for any other possibility.

In its latest 2-page report, the JP now appears to tell its readers that our views on climate science have to be much more open minded and unshackled from the chains of dogmatism.

JP starts by reminding readers that it was just over 100 years ago that the world had clawed itself out of the little ice age, which extended from 1400 - 1900, a time when the Thames river often froze over. All paths in determining the cause of the little ice age all seem to converge to a single factor: solar activity.

Igloo

Rare summer snowfall in Xinjiang

Rare Snow
© weibo.com
China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region witnessed a rare display of summer snowfall on Tuesday as a powerful cold air front moved into the area.
China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region witnessed a rare display of summer snowfall on Tuesday as a powerful cold air front moved into the area.

Xinjiang has been suffering scorching heat since July, with temperatures reaching over 40 degrees Celsius. A powerful cold air front has recently moved into the region, causing much and heavy rainfall.

However, one netizen under the username "Chief of the Daolang Tribe" uploaded a group of photos taken near the Tieliemaiti Pass to his microblog account on August 13, saying that some rare summer snowfall occurred near the Duku section of National Highway 217.

The snowfall's photos went viral within hours as residents in most parts of southern China are still enduring a heat wave.