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560 kilometers of China's Yellow River frozen solid

Photo taken on Jan. 3, 2020 shows the frozen Linhe section of the Yellow River
© Xinhua/Li Yunping
Photo taken on Jan. 3, 2020 shows the frozen Linhe section of the Yellow River in Bayan Nur City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Driven by cold temperatures, the frozen section of China's Yellow River in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has reached 559.9 km as of Jan. 3, according to local authorities.
Driven by cold temperatures, the frozen section of China's Yellow River in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region has reached 559.9 km as of Jan. 3, according to local authorities.

The flood control headquarters of the Yellow River announced the river entered its 2019-2020 frozen period at 10 a.m. on Dec. 6, 2019.

The meteorological and hydrology departments in the region and local authorities along the river have taken precautions against ice-jam flooding and dam breaches, said Qiao Jianzhong with the water affairs bureau in Linhe District, Bayan Nur City.

Snowflake Cold

Greenland just set a new all-time record low temperature

Summit camp, Greenland


Summit Camp, also known as Summit Station, is a year-round research station on the apex of the Greenland Ice Sheet. It is located some 10,500 ft (3,200 m) above sea level, and it's data is often cited by climate alarmists claiming "Greenland Is Melting Away Before Our Very Eyes" and other such nonsense...


Adding to the list of temperature measurements those alarmists will likely ignore -or won't even get to hear about given the mainstream media's warm-bias- is Summit Camp's preliminary low of -86.8F (-66C) set at 11:13 PM on January 02, 2020.

The reading, once confirmed by the DMI, will enter the books as Greenland's coldest-ever recorded temperature-not only at Summit Camp, and not only in January, but of anywhere across the island, and of any month of the year.

Summit camp temps table
Somehow, in what we're to believe is a linearly warming world, Greenland -the poster boy for global warming- is currently the coldest we've ever known it to be.

Comment: Gulf Stream is 15% weaker, region south of Greenland coldest in 1,000 years


Arrow Up

Norway records warmest ever January day at 19C

Sunndalsora, Norway
© BBC
Western Norway is experiencing a rare heatwave for early January, at a time when temperatures should normally be below freezing.

The highest temperature of 19C (66F) - more than 25C above the monthly average - was measured in the village of Sunndalsora.

This makes it Norway's warmest January day since records began.

While many were enjoying the warm weather, there are concerns that it is another example of climate change.

"It's a new record for warm weather here... People [have been] out in the streets in their T-shirts today," Yvonne Wold, mayor of the municipality of Rauma, who had taken a dip in the sea earlier in the day, told the BBC.

"A lot of people are usually skiing at this time. Not exactly much of that today," she added.


Comment: The Foehn Effect may have also contributed to Northern Scotland registering a "remarkable" overnight temperature of 16.8C (62.2F) in the early hours last Sunday - a record high for this time of year.

However, the record-breaking temperatures, lows and highs, being recorded around the globe these days are likely influenced by a rapidly changing jet stream. See also:

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Jet streams break while 'once in a century' is our new norm


Snowflake

Indian state of Nagaland gets its first snowfall in 40 years

Photo (left to right): Instagram/daisy__choudhury; ashuzhiio_chobotte; asakho_chase

Photo (left to right): Instagram/daisy__choudhury; ashuzhiio_chobotte; asakho_chase
Parts of Nagaland saw snow for the first time in decades—and more may be on the way

It may have taken a while—four decades as some reports claim—but it finally snowed in parts of Nagaland last week and it's turned the region into a winter wonderland. The rolling green mountains and meadows in the districts of Zunheboto, Kiphire, Phek and Tuensang were blanketed in fresh powder due to a biting cold wave in northeast India.

Nagaland weather in January 2020

Snow is an uncommon phenomenon in Nagaland. At this time of the year, the temperature usually drops to 10-11°C, but last week, the temperatures dropped to 2-3°C. Several other parts of the northeast are also experiencing extreme cold conditions. Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday was the most frigid city in the northeast on Monday at a temperature of 2.9°C. The conditions were similar in Imphal in Manipur, while Shillong reported a low of 5°C.


Snowflake

Overnight storm dumps 14 inches of snow on Brundage Mountain, Idaho

New Year's storm drops over a foot of snow on Brundage

New Year's storm drops over a foot of snow on Brundage
A New Year's storm dropped over a foot of snow Wednesday on Brundage Mountain.

A winter snowstorm delivered a skiers dream to Brundage Mountain after dropping 12-14 inches of fresh snow on the mountain Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning.

Temperatures stayed in the mid to low 20's during this storm surge, so the quality of the snow is on par with the quantity.

"Powderhounds were up early to enjoy the fresh snow and an unexpected sun break before snow showers moved back in," the mountain said.


Snowflake

Snowstorm knocks out power to more than 30,000 in southern Interior of British Columbia

A snowstorm in the Southern Interior has caused damage to BC Hydro infrastructure, leading to power outages for customers.
© IAN LINDSAY/VANCOUVER SUN
A snowstorm in the Southern Interior has caused damage to BC Hydro infrastructure, leading to power outages for customers.
Snowstorm knocks out power to more than 30,000 in B.C.'s southern Interior

B.C. Hydro says a snowstorm cut power to tens of thousands of customers in the province's southern Interior Tuesday.

The hardest hit areas included Clearwater, Quesnel and rural areas just outside of Kamloops, Vernon and Salmon Arm where heavy snow caused branches and trees to crash into power lines.

On Saturday morning, B.C. Hydro said it had restored power to about 60 per cent of affected customers, but there were still around 34,000 customers without power in the region.



Snowflake Cold

Anchorage, Alaska breaks snow record for New Year's Day following the warmest Dec 31 on record

Snowfall overnight transformed Southcentral Alaska from an icy, slushy mess to a snow-laden landscape, Jan 1, 2020. Spruce trees are loaded with snow in Eagle River valley, Wednesday morning.
© Anne Raup/ADN
Snowfall overnight transformed Southcentral Alaska from an icy, slushy mess to a snow-laden landscape, Jan 1, 2020. Spruce trees are loaded with snow in Eagle River valley, Wednesday morning.
Anchorage rang in the new year with record-breaking snowfall and warmth, as temperatures tumbled on Tuesday evening and precipitation ticked up throughout the night.

It was the snowiest New Year's Eve and New Year's Day combined on record for Anchorage, with 9.5 inches of snow by Wednesday afternoon, according to meteorologist Michael Vuotto at the National Weather Service in Anchorage. The snow totals broke the previous record set during the 1963-64 New Year's, which measured 7.2 inches of snow.

The snowfall came after Anchorage broke the daily record for warmest Dec. 31, with temperatures at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport measuring 46 degrees. That broke a previous record that was set in 2018, at 44 degrees for the final day of the year.


Attention

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Jet streams break while 'once in a century' is our new norm

Polar Stratospheric Clouds over Lapland
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Earth's winds and jet streams are reversing their flow sending record heat to Norway 15C/60F after Christmas and the Balkans are -5C/22F along the Adriatic Sea. Once in a lifetime Polar Stratospheric Clouds, coldest December temperature recorded in Pakistan. Update on Blue Star Kachina comet C/2017K2 arriving 2022.


Comment: See also: A recent study predicts the next solar cycle phase will bring on a 'Mini Ice Age' as early as 2020, as according to the models, there will be a "huge reduction" in solar activity for 33 years between 2020 and 2053. This will cause global temperatures to decrease drastically. Meanwhile NASA predicts the weakest solar activity in 200 years.

Jet Stream meanderings, and much more, are explained by Pierre Lescaudron in his book Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection:
So since about 1998, when the solar activity started to drop, the Arctic jet stream has shown signs of weakness (lower speed and more southerly location). Jet stream latitudinal oscillations have been acknowledged by mainstream science for years. They are allegedly due to changes in the Arctic oscillation. [561] So far, no convincing explanation has been provided for the causes of this 'oscillation'. However, if the electric nature of our solar system is taken into account, shifts in the jet stream begin to make sense...

Therefore, if solar activity is weak, the jet stream should be observed at abnormally low latitudes. This is what has happened in recent years, particularly over Europe, with the jet stream as low as 15° north in winter (above North Africa) when it should be around 60° north (above Scotland)...

In this way, a lasting decrease in solar activity would induce an overall cooling of the 'temperate' latitudes that would be increasingly less separated from Arctic air by a more frequently and abnormally south-shifting polar jet stream. This could be an aggravating factor in the quick onset of an ice age.



Snowflake Cold

At least 50 people dead as cold wave sweeps through Bangladesh

Hospitals have been crowded with people suffering from cold-related illnesses in Bangladesh
© AM Ahad/AP Photo
Hospitals have been crowded with people suffering from cold-related illnesses
At least 50 people have died in Bangladesh as cold weather continues to sweep across the country, officials have said.

The country's lowest temperature this year was recorded at 4.5 degrees Celsius (40.1 degrees Fahrenheit) early on Sunday in Tetulia, a border town in Bangladesh's north, the weather office said.

At least 17 people died of acute respiratory infection and 33 from diarrhoea caused by rotavirus and other diseases across Bangladesh from November 1 to December 28, said Ayesha Akhter, a senior official of the government's health directorate.

Hospitals have been crowded with people suffering from cold-related illnesses, such as influenza, dehydration and pneumonia, she said.

Those on low incomes, particularly labourers, are the worst affected by the cold weather because they lack clothes, while many others, especially children and the elderly people, are prone to diseases such as pneumonia, Akhter said.

Comment: Meanwhile in neighbouring India, Delhi faced its second-coldest December in 100 years. In Skardu, the city's recent low of -21C (-5.8F) broke Pakistan's all-time December low temperature, which was set back in 1994.


Snowflake

Hundreds of trees fall onto roads due to weight of ice, snow in Chippewa County, Michigan

trees snow
Hundreds of trees have fallen onto the roads in the Upper Peninsula's Chippewa County.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office says the weight of ice and snow on the trees has caused hundreds to fall into the roads, blocking the entire path of travel in some areas. Deputies say there is also a danger of downed power lines being mixed in with the trees.