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Siberia set for extreme winter deep freeze, Russian experts predict, as Europe faces energy shortages with cooler weather on way

A truck drives along the M54 'Yenisei' highway
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A truck drives along the M54 'Yenisei' highway during a snowfall in the Western Sayan mountains in Southern Siberia near an administrative border with Tuva region, Russia, October 6, 2015.
One of Russia's top forecasters has warned that extreme weather is predicted to hit the Northern Hemisphere later this year, sparking concerns that it could worsen a deepening energy crisis setting in across parts of Europe.

Harsh conditions are predicted to hit Russia in early January, with snow in Siberia estimated to reach levels twice as severe as the average. On Monday, the meteorological center Phobos also reported that "snowdrifts almost a quarter larger than the norm" could sweep across Moscow.

In recent weeks, much of Western Europe has seen a rapidly growing energy crisis, with some parts of the continent experiencing a 250% increase in the price of gas for the heating and fuelling industry. Petrol stations in the UK running dry faster than they can secure new deliveries have caused severe delays and fights breaking out at refill forecourts.

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Northern Hemisphere 'snow mass season' opens 250 gigatons above 1982-2012 average

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This first observations for the FMI's "Total Snow Mass For The Northern Hemisphere" chart have just been plotted, and as occurred in previous years, the season has opened well-above the 30 year average.

The opening data-point for the 2021-22 season is approximately 250 Gigatons above the 1982-2012 average, proving once again that IPCC prophesies of decreasing snow cover were formed on flawed foundations:


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Red 'un-circled' dot indicates opening of the season, at 250 Gts above the average [FMI].

Comment: Seen in addition: In these days of "Catastrophic Global Warming," the South Pole just suffered its coldest 'Winter' in recorded history


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Global Warming? South Pole just underwent its coldest 'winter' in recorded history

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Contrary to the MSM's agenda-driven narrative, the South Pole has been suffering unprecedented cold this year.

Between the months of April and September, the South Pole averaged a temperature of -61.1C (-78F).

Simply put, this was the region's coldest 6-month spell ever recorded, and it comfortably usurped the previous coldest 'coreless winter' on record — the -60.6C (-77F) set back in 1976 (solar minimum of weak cycle 20).

This incredible and AGW-destroying reality is confirmed by Antarctica climatology journalist Stefano Di Battista who has closely watched and published research on Antarctic temperatures for many years:

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Early heavy snowfall in parts of Anchorage, Alaska causes outages - up to 20 inches of snow (UPDATED)

A downed tree blocks a lane of traffic on Hennings Way in East Anchorage on September 24, 2021.
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A downed tree blocks a lane of traffic on Hennings Way in East Anchorage on September 24, 2021.
Snow across the Anchorage area Friday forced school closures, made roads slippery and caused power outages.

By Friday morning, unofficial snow totals included 13 inches on the Upper Hillside and about 4 inches in Eagle River, while much of the west side of Anchorage saw next to nothing, said Alan Shriver a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Anchorage.

The snow was continuing on the east side Friday morning, Shriver said, and was expected to continue mixed with rain throughout the day before tapering off by 8 p.m.

Power outages across the city were caused by the heavy, wet snow falling early in the season while many trees still have leaves -- heavy branches had fallen on lines, said Julie Hasquet, spokeswoman for Chugach Electric Association. Crews were working to restore power Friday morning.


Comment: Update: On September 28 came this (extracted) report from FasterSkier.com:
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An autumnal survey of who's got early snow is somewhere between a trope and a cliché in these pages. Consider, for example, "Early Season at Hatcher Pass: A Photo Essay," "Early-Season Snow: A Photo Roundup," or "Alaskans Revel in October Skiing at Hatcher Pass, Birch Hill" (with photos). You may sense a theme here.

But the earliest on-snow dates in these articles are October 6, October 14, and October 15. How would you like to read that same article, but set in - *record scratch* - September?

All of which is to say, it snowed in Anchorage over the weekend. A lot. Like, up 16 to 20 inches a lot. Like, knee-deep on Reese Hanneman a lot. As the local National Weather Service office explained, "moisture from [Cook Inlet and the] Gulf of Alaska was pushed against the Chugach Mountains in what is called upslope flow. The cooling of the air as it moves up the terrain, combined with a steady influx of moisture and upper level support, created the large spread in snow totals over the eastern side of town and into the Chugach Front Range."

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Heavy snow leaves power outages across Interior Alaska

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Heavy, wet snow knocked down power lines overnight across Interior Alaska, with 4,483 ratepayers affected and the numbers on the rise, Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) reported Sunday morning.

Trees leaning and falling on power lines caused power losses in neighborhoods across the region, the utility said.

By 8 a.m. Sunday, 4,483 customers had reported outages, with about 200 contacting the utility in the last hour, according to a GVEA dashboard. In addition, the utility warned greater Fairbanks residents to expect sporadic outages throughout the day.

"All available crews are working to restore power, but due to the number of outages and the conditions, please be prepared for lengthy delays. Crews will continue working until all power is restored," GVEA said.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Changes hidden in plain sight

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Largest electric jet ever sighted in Puerto Rico resembling canyon wall petroglyphs. Northern Hemisphere melt season comes to an end with Greenland and Arctic sea ice levels well above lows experienced in the early 2000's. Antarctic sea ice above average all S. Hemisphere winter. China's corn imports up 221%, early onset of record cols and snow N. Hemisphere.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Shortage Doublespeak as "Plenty for everyone"

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UK Gov says plenty of gas for everyone as stations ran dry days ago, 2021-2022 winter forecast puts Europe in a Grand Solar Minimum deep freeze at the same time natural gas shortages amplify and send prices to new highs. Every conceivable type of breakdown in delivery and manufacturing through Europe and the globe we see how the Winter of Discontent will begin.


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September blizzard hits Chukotka, Russia

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September blizzard hit Chukotka, Russia! Lessons in schools have been canceled, buses have stopped, and the airport does not accept flights. The snow cyclone will rage for at least another day.


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Snow makes unexpected autumn appearance in Arizona mountains

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Fall took a back seat to winter-lite in the mountains of eastern Arizona on Thursday, with snow coming down on the last day of September.

Sunrise Park Resort in Greer reported 2 inches of snow dropped overnight and more was dropping. The ski season at the White Mountains park is tentatively scheduled to open Dec. 3.

Top elevation at the park is 10,700 feet.

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff also said snow dusted the San Francisco peaks (highest point is 12,633 feet above sea level) and that temperatures had dropped below freezing at the Bellemont office, which logged 29.6 degrees. The freezing point for water is 32 degrees.


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Scotland's weather sees early snow as temperatures plunge to -7C

2cm of snow was spotted on Lochnagar in the north of Scotland.

2cm of snow was spotted on Lochnagar in the north of Scotland.
The first snow of the season has hit Scotland just weeks after summer officially ended.

Scots woke up to frost this morning and will need to dig out their warm winter gear as snow arrived a bit earlier than usual this autumn.

The Met Office says temperatures plunged as low as -0.5C this morning in Kinbrace in the Scottish Highlands with the mercury below average as we near October.

Ben Nevis saw around 2cm of the white stuff, with reports of 5-7cm of snow landing on the Cairngorm plateau on Monday.

Comment: Related: Unusually early and severe snowstorm hits Iceland