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Hell on the Road of Bones: Wildfires in Russia's Far East engulf highway known worldwide for danger & extremely cold temperatures

Fire in Russia
© RT video screenshot
The notorious Road of Bones in Russia's Far East has been cut off by hellish wildfires as forests lining the famous and dangerous route burn in the summer heat. Approximately 40 kilometers of the highway are inaccessible.

Videos posted online show how the road is covered in flames, with smoke causing very limited visibility. Earlier in the week, local authorities revealed that they would artificially induce rain to fight against the wildfires. Around 69,000 hectares of wild land were reported to be ablaze.

Constructed during the Soviet era, the Road of Bones was built using forced Gulag labor, and its construction caused the deaths of thousands of prisoners. It is the only road connecting much of the region.

The section engulfed in flames is in Yakutia's Tattinsky district, a five-hour drive east from the region's capital Yakutsk.

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New NASA study: Satellites see cooling in the upper atmosphere


NASA satellites have revealed that the mesosphere -the layer of the atmosphere some 30-50 miles above our heads- is COOLING and contracting

Using decades of data and a number of satallites, a team at NASA have identified a cooling mesosphere.

"We had to put together three satellites' worth of data," said Scott Bailey, atmospheric scientist at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, head of the new research, published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics.

"You need several decades to get a handle on these trends and isolate what's happening," continued Bailey, who goes on to blame the usual "greenhouse gas emissions" for the observed changes -well how else would they have obtained funding- however, Bailey also mentions "solar cycle changes, and other effects".

Together, the satellites provided about 30 years of observations, indicating that the summer mesosphere over Earth's poles is cooling four to five degrees Fahrenheit and contracting 500 to 650 feet per decade.

Comment: These SOTT articles on noctilucent clouds are from just last month: As explained in Pierre Lescaudron's book, Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection:
The increase in noctilucent clouds is one of the effects - among others - of increased dust concentration in the atmosphere in general, and in the upper atmosphere in particular. We suspect that most of this atmospheric dust is of cometary origin, while some of it may be due to the recent increase in volcanic activity.
See also: Chemtrails? Contrails? Strange skies

Snowflake Cold

South Brazil state Santa Catarina records 3rd consecutive day of rare snow, below-zero temperatures


Santa Catarina recorded snow accumulations in Urupema and Sao Joaquim early Wednesday morning, June 30, the third consecutive day of the rare phenomenon including below-zero temperatures.

According to the Information Center of Environmental Resources and Hydrometeorology of Santa Catarina (Epagri / Ciram), this is the first year since 2000 that such a meteorological event has been recorded three consecutive days.

Since the beginning of the week, the humidity and temperature conditions favored the appearance of snowflakes in the cities located in the region of the Santa Catarina Mountains.

Cars, lawns, and roads were covered by a layer of ice on Wednesday. Also, according to Epagri / Ciram, in Bom Jardim da Serra, at 3 AM, the temperature reached -3.9° C.

Around 5 AM the minimum in Urupema was -3.45° C. In the same region, thermometers showed -2.13° C in Urubici and -1.6° C in São Joaquim at around 3 AM.


AccuWeather meteorologist: Global warming not to blame for Northwest's heatwave

AGW fraud

Record heat has been felt across the the Pacific Northwest this week, which has led the MSM and their placard-brandishing, sandal wearing EOTW groupies to draw the connection to 'global warming' aka 'the climate crisis' aka 'terrifying terra firma broiling'.

However, AccuWeather Meteorologist Joe Lundberg is on the record as saying that AGW isn't to blame here.

Risking a backlash from his bosses, and from those faceless elites on high, Lundberg very reasonably states: "I just think that right now we're seeing a very unusual pattern across most of the northern hemisphere where there's a lot of extremes."

Lunberg sees erratic jet streams as the main culprit here, which, as Electroverse has been saying for years, are weakening due to historically low solar activity — and while Lunberg doesn't touch on solar output, he does reference a "big upper level trough that's in the Aleutians".

Right now, weather patterns across the country are very unusual, explains Lundberg: "Downstream, there's a massive upper level ridge that's in the Northwest, that's why they're seeing the record heat there.

Snowflake Cold

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Avoid the cold in record heat

North America temp extremes
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Incredible heat records broken as the new Eddy Grand Solar Minimum intensifies, but at the same time all time record ice gain on Greenland and well outside the norm cold events through June that never made any front page. Balance would be nice, so here is what wasn't reported, get out the hand warmers.

Comment: A record amount of snow and ice was added yesterday in Greenland - 4 gigatons in one day


Canada weather: Dozens dead as heatwave shatters records - temperature hits 49.6C (121.3F)

Dozens of people have died in Canada amid an unprecedented heatwave that has smashed temperature records.

Police in the Vancouver area have responded to more than 130 sudden deaths since Friday. Most were elderly or had underlying health conditions, with heat often a contributing factor.

Canada broke its temperature record for a third straight day on Tuesday - 49.6C (121.3F) in Lytton, British Columbia.

The US north-west has also seen record highs - and a number of fatalities.

Experts say climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events, such as heatwaves. However, linking any single event to global warming is complicated.

Comment: AccuWeather meteorologist: Global warming not to blame for Northwest's heatwave

Snowflake Cold

Polar blast grounds flights, shuts highways in New Zealand

A Fulton Hogan truck ploughs snow in Taieri Rd this morning.
© Stephen Jaquiery
A Fulton Hogan truck ploughs snow in Taieri Rd this morning.
Flights were cancelled, highways shut and essential services disrupted as an Antarctic polar blast swept New Zealand on Tuesday, bringing heavy snow, powerful waves and icy temperatures.

The North Island capital city of Wellington was lashed by the worst tidal storms in years, with authorities asking some coastal residents to be ready to evacuate, as large swells were forecast over the next 24 hours.

"Those people whose homes have been impacted by past swell and storm events should be prepared for these potential impacts again," regional emergency authorities said in a website statement.

Snowflake Cold

Polar wave in southern Brazil has the world's largest cold anomaly outside the poles

Global temps map
© Climate Reanalyzer
The polar wave of this first half of the week in the Center-South region of Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Paraguay brings the biggest negative cold anomaly in the world outside the poles. Nowhere on the planet are temperatures so below average outside the polar regions as the central part of South America.

There are extensive areas of below-average temperature in the Central Plains of the United States, Northern Canada and central Russia, but outside Antarctica there is no region on Monday with temperatures as below average as the central portion of South America, effect of the powerful polar air mass that covers most of the countries of the Southern Cone of America.

It snowed this morning in Santa Catarina, on the Planalto Sul Catarinense, and frozen rain fell in São José dos Ausentes (RS) and in Pato Branco, in the southwest of Paraná.


Heatwave in western US, Canada sends temperatures soaring to record highs

People sleep at a cooling shelter set up during an unprecedented heat wave in Portland, Oregon
People sleep at a cooling shelter set up during an unprecedented heat wave in Portland, Oregon
A "heat dome" over western Canada and the US Pacific northwest sent temperatures soaring to new highs, triggering heat warnings from Oregon to Canada's Arctic territories on Sunday.

Hotspot Lytton in British Columbia -- about 250 kilometres (155 miles) northeast of Vancouver -- broke the record "for Canada's all time maximum high" with a temperature of 46.6 degrees Celsius (116 Fahrenheit), said Environment Canada.

More than 40 new temperature highs were recorded throughout the province over the weekend, including in the ski resort town of Whistler. And the high-pressure ridge trapping warm air in the region is expected to continue breaking more records throughout the week.

Environment Canada issued alerts for British Columbia, Alberta, and parts of Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

"A prolonged, dangerous, and historic heat wave will persist through this week," it said, forecasting temperatures near 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in several regions, or 10-15 degrees Celsius hotter than normal.


French weather: Floods, tornados, hailstones...and now snow in June

The camera at the top of the Pic du Midi captured the snowfall, which is rarer at the end of June
© Météo Pyrénées
The camera at the top of the Pic du Midi captured the snowfall, which is rarer at the end of June
The summer snowfall in the Pyrenees is the latest in unexpected weather in recent weeks. Forecasters say it is 'not so rare' in the first half of June at high altitude, but less common now.

Snow has fallen late in the season in the Pyrenees, with snowfall reported from 2,700 metres altitude near the Pic du Midi, yesterday (June 23).

The Météo Pyrénées webcam on the famous peak - at 2,800 metres altitude - captured poor weather and considerable snowfall yesterday.

It is the latest in 'extreme' weather in France - following heatwaves, storms, flash floods and tornados across the country in recent days.

Comment: Other recent extreme weather events in the same country include: