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120-year-old April snow record broken in Cincinnati

Record snow
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Good morning Greater Cincinnati, we have snow on the ground.

The National Weather Service is reporting that 2.3 inches of snow fell at the Cincinnati- Northern Kentucky International Airport. This broke the previous daily snowfall total of 1.5 inches set in 1901. Totals may be higher than that in some areas.

Unfortunately, the cold snap isn't over yet.

A freeze warning is in effect for all of Greater Cincinnati from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service said sub-freezing temperatures as low as 29 are expected.

"Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing," the National Weather Service said. "Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing."

Comment: "Record-Shattering Cold" across Central US


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Winter arrives early as snow turns parts of Southern Africa into winter wonderland

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© SkiAfriSki
Winter has arrived!

While we are waiting for South Africa's first snow of 2021 to arrive next week, the first dusting has already been spotted in Lesotho. See the breathtaking images here.

Ventusky reported earlier this week that South Africa could receive up to six centimetres - a "decent amount", according to the forecast - next week, especially along the Drakensberg Mountain Range on the Lesotho border.


Ice Cube

Gigantic ice drift invades city, nearly crushes passersby in Russia's far east

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© Russian Emergencies Ministry
Fortunately, the incident didn't cause any injuries or deaths, with its impact limited to waterfront damage.

A massive ice drift in the Amur River has crashed into the coastline in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk, ripping down a concrete-reinforced metal barrier and nearly crushing passersby who had gathered to watch.

Dramatic footage of the incident was captured by local residents armed with cellphones, with huge slabs of ice seen pushing up onto the embankment.



Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Global shipping container mystery as crops struggle

Record cold in US
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
At some point in the future the cold anomalies denting significant crop zones will be a part of daily life. Here are more examples from the last three days. Container shortage is not from delays at the Suez canal and slow turn around times, they are being filled and sent to facilities for continuity of each zone or government. These containers are disappearing because of being filled, sealed and stored for long term resilience. Excuses abound.


Comment: The coronavirus crisis, in addition to earth changes affecting crop growth, and the losing value of currency which is set to get much worse in Western nations in particular, have made the production, availability, purchasing and distribution of food - a MAJOR global issue the likes of which we haven't seen in generations.

See related articles: It is always best to be prepared. See also: And do have a listen to the SOTT Talk Radio show that was devoted to this subject:

Surviving the End of the World (as we Know it)


Attention

Hunters report abundance of ptarmigan this winter in Lower Kuskokwim, Alaska

A ptarmigan in Bethel on April 17, 2021.
© Danny Nelson
A ptarmigan in Bethel on April 17, 2021.
Hunters along the lower Kuskokwim River have been reporting an abundance of ptarmigan this year after a relative dearth of the birds in years prior. But whether that's because there really are more ptarmigan — or if people are just seeing more — is unclear.

Hunting ptarmigan in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta has been relatively easy this year, compared to the last few years.

"This year we've got lot of ptarmigan all over," said Daniel Nelson, an elder who lives in Napakiak. "They were kind of declining in number, you know. The past two or three years I'd go ptarmigan hunting and I'd barely see some, just a few flocks. Most of the time I get home with nothing, but this year I return with average of 12 ptarmigan per trip."

Neither the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service nor the Alaska Department of Fish and Game track the number of ptarmigan in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. However, state biologist Phillip Perry said that based on his own experience and what people are telling him, ptarmigan sightings are much more common this year than in the past five or six years.

Snowflake Cold

"Record-Shattering Cold" across Central US

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Unseasonably cold air has been recorded from the Canadian - US border south into Texas, even into Mexico. For many states in the Central US, temperatures plummeted to more than 20 degrees below average.

'An unusually cold front moved into the Central US early this week, spilling Arctic air throughout the Plains, Midwest, and Tennessee Valley,' writes Tyler Durden. 'By Wednesday morning, "record-shattering cold" temperatures have been reported.'

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Up to 30 inches of April snow wreaks havoc on upper Himachal Pradesh, India - roads cut off

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The unexpected heavy snowfall in upper Himachal has wreaked havoc on fruits and vegetable crops while it has blocked many roads here. A large number of avalanches have been reported from Lahaul while hailstorms are likely to cause damage to crops in parts of Kullu district.

Upper Shimla, Kinnaur, Lahaul-Spiti, upper parts of Kullu, Chamba and Kangra are receiving snow since Tuesday. Mid and low hillsreceived rain on Wednesday while some parts were lashed with hail. The snowfall has blocked many roads.

Many avalanches have hit the Lahaul valley, which has received 15 to 45cm of snow.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Atmospheric oddities across the continents

Record typhoon
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Signs of magnetic shifts continue across the planet from 90F hail storms blanketing parts of Saudi Arabia, agricultural catastrophe in France from absurd cold with Majorca's red blizzard alert. In Asia the fastest wind speeds ever recorded in April for a tropical system near the Philippines and Beijing engulfed by 3rd decade intensity sand storm in five weeks.


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A powerful cold front brought April snow as far south as Oklahoma

The National Weather Service's forecast low temperatures for the United States on April 21, 2021.
© NWS / DENNIS MERSEREAU
The National Weather Service's forecast low temperatures for the United States on April 21, 2021.
A thin blanket of snow covered budding trees in communities across the midwestern United States on Tuesday as a strong cold front brought the region unusually wintry conditions for this late into the spring season. While the snow was mostly conversational instead of disruptive, the freezing temperatures that follow behind the front could pose a threat to gardens and crops alike.

An upper-level trough dipping over the Great Lakes is responsible for the belated touch of winter spreading across much of the country this week. The cold front producing the snow and ushering in the cold air extends off of a low-pressure system up in southern Quebec.

Snow fell as far south as Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday afternoon as the front moved through the region. The National Weather Service expected a "slushy" couple of inches of snow from northern Illinois to western New York, and winter weather alerts are in place for southern Ontario where the Greater Toronto Area could see a dusting of snow by the end of the precipitation.


Ice Cube

England's coldest April since 1922, Germany's chilliest since 1917

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It may be late-April, but spring 2021 is a no show across much of Europe.

The continent is suffering a climatic reality similar to that of the previous prolonged spell of reduced solar output: not since the Centennial Minimum (1880-1920) have Europeans suffered an April this cold and snowy.

ENGLAND'S COLDEST APRIL SINCE 1922

Despite the cherry-picking, the UHI-sidestepping, and the unrelenting propaganda, the British Isles simply won't heat up — the UK's agenda-shoveling Met Office has admitted as much themselves.

Recently, one of the Met Office's key data sets revealed that the 2010s actually came out cooler than the 2000s — a fact that goes against ALL mainstream logic: we were told average temperatures would rise "linearly," always up and up and up on an endless march to catastrophe if no poverty-inducing action was taken...

The Central England Temperature record (CET) measures the monthly mean surface air temperatures for the Midlands region of England. It is the longest series of monthly temperature observations in existence anywhere in the world, with data extending all the way back to the year 1659.

The CET's mean reading for April, 2021 (to the 18th) is sitting at just 5.8C — that's 1.5C below the 1961-1990 average (the current standard period of reference for climatological data used by the WMO-an historically cool era btw), and ranks as the coldest April since 1922, and the 18th coldest since records began 362 years ago.

Comment: Outsiders Weather and Ice Age Watch: Record freezing temperatures felt across the globe