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Snowflake

Algeria witnesses rare snowfall

Algerians slide with a sledge at a ski center after snowfall in highlands of Cheria town in Tebessa Province, Algeria on Janaury 23, 2023.
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Algerians slide with a sledge at a ski center after snowfall in highlands of Cheria town in Tebessa Province, Algeria on Janaury 23, 2023.
Algeria witnessed rare snowfall on Tuesday in a number of desert areas in the south-west of the country. Images published by the Bechar province authorities on Facebook showed "Beni Ounif in white" as sand dunes acquired a blanket of snow.

This was the first heavy snowfall in the area since 2012. Happy local residents have been sharing their own photos and video clips on social media.

The state-run Meteorological Office issued alerts on Monday morning of snowfall in Bechar in areas between 800 and 1,000 metres above sea level. Snow is expected to continue to fall on Thursday evening in other desert provinces, including Ghardaia, which is 700 km south of Algiers.


Arrow Down

Two brothers killed by avalanche while heli-skiing in southeastern British Columbia

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The two men killed by an avalanche while heli-skiing near Revelstoke, B.C., on Monday have been identified as brothers and business leaders from Pennsylvania.

Timothy and Jonathan Kinsley were near Mount McCrae, in an area known as Chocolate Bunnies, with a heli-skiing guide when the avalanche struck and buried them in snow.

The three men were airlifted to Kelowna and rushed to hospital, but the Kinsleys could not be saved. Their guide, an employee of CMH Heli-Skiing, remained hospitalized Tuesday in stable condition.

Timothy Kinsley was the president of Kinsley Properties, a Pennsylvania real estate developer, while his brother was an executive at Kinsley Enterprises, a management company that oversees their family's business assets.


Snowflake Cold

Heavy snowfall continues, mercury drops below zero in many parts of Japan - 5 feet of snow dumped

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Heavy snow continued Wednesday across much of Japan as the country grapples with the most severe cold snap of the season.
The coldest air mass of the season continues to bring snow, mainly to areas along the Sea of Japan coast from western to eastern Japan. The mercury has dropped below zero Celsius across the country.

Weather officials are advising people to refrain from non-essential outings and watch out for icy road conditions. They also warn that water pipes could freeze.

The Meteorological Agency says a strong winter pressure pattern is bringing an influx of cold air.

Okuizumo Town in Shimane Prefecture saw 18 centimeters of snow during the three hours through 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

As of 4 a.m., snowfall had reached 1.54 meters in Daisen, Tottori Prefecture, and 1.05 meters in Nozawaonsen Village, Nagano Prefecture.


Snowflake Cold

Lowest temperature recorded in China's northernmost city

This aerial photo taken on Jan 8, 2023 shows an early morning view of Beiji village in Mohe, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province.
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This aerial photo taken on Jan 8, 2023 shows an early morning view of Beiji village in Mohe, Northeast China's Heilongjiang province.
The minimum temperature in Mohe, China's northernmost city, fell to minus 53 degrees Celsius Sunday, marking the lowest temperature ever recorded, according to the local weather bureau.

The figure broke the previous record of minus 52.3 degrees Celsius. Temperatures in Mohe, Heilongjiang Province, have dropped to below minus 50 degrees Celsius for a consecutive of three days.

As a new round of extreme cold hit Heilongjiang, a number of areas in the Greater Khingan Range have recorded their coldest ever temperatures.

Mohe has an annual ice and snow period of up to eight months, with the annual average temperature being around minus 3 degrees Celsius.

As the travel peak season arrived during the Spring Festival, tourists and local citizens are advised to keep warm and safe as the low visibility might cause traffic accidents, according to Xu Liling, head of the Mohe meteorological station.


Igloo

Temperatures in northern hemisphere due to fall over next 25 years, according to six top international scientists

Winter is Coming
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Whisper it quietly - and don't tell Al 'Boiling Oceans' Gore - but the Northern hemisphere may be entering a temperature cooling phase until the 2050s with a decline up to 0.3°C. By extension, the rest of the globe will also be cooled. These sensational findings, ignored by the mainstream media, were released last year and are the work of six top international scientists led by Nour-Eddine Omrani of the Norwegian Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. Published in the Nature journal Climate and Atmospheric Science, the scientists say that the North Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, an important sea current that has been pumping warmer water into the Arctic, is weakening and that's leading to a cooler North Atlantic area and lower temperatures, as was observed in the period 1950-1970.

Certainly, current observations back up these suggestions. As we reported recently, Arctic summer sea ice stopped declining about a decade ago and has shown recent growth. The Greenland surface ice sheet grew by almost 500 billion tonnes in the year to August 2022, and this was nearly equivalent to its estimated annual loss. Of course, climate alarmists have not quite caught up with these recent trends, with Sir David Attenborough telling his BBC Frozen Planet II audience that the summer sea ice could all be gone within 12 years.

Interestingly, the six scientists, whose work has helped debunk the 'settled' science myth, still attribute some global warming to human causes. The Northern hemisphere is characterised by "several multidecadal climate trends that have been attributed to anthropogenic climate change". But producing work that predicts 30 years of global cooling puts them outside the 'settled' narrative that claims human-produced carbon dioxide is the main - possibly the only - determinant of global and local temperatures. At the very least, it dials down the hysteria pushing for almost immediate punitive net-Zero measures. Lead author Omrani is reported to have said that the expected warming pause "gives us time to work out technical, political and economic solutions before the next warming phase, which will take over again from 2050".

Needless to say, such thinking was absent at last week's Davos climate freak show, with elite delegates ramping up the fearmongering to record heights. Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore went into full meltdown, ranting about "rain bombs" and "boiling oceans". Current U.S. climate envoy, and private jet owner, John Kerry described the gathering as a "select" group of people trying to "save the planet", while chief UN carnival barker Antonio Guterres claimed we were flirting with climate disaster and every week brought a new horror story. Of course, some might suggest that in the circumstances this was an all-round excellent effort to whip up more money - ahem, I mean more genuine climate concern - at a time when corals, Arctic sea ice, the Greenland ice sheet, polar bears and now global warming are having to be retired from the poster-alarm portfolio.

Snowflake Cold

Polar freeze in Spain brings temperatures of -15°C and snow in Ibiza

Snow on the beach in Ibiza.
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Snow on the beach in Ibiza.
Temperatures of -15°C were recorded in one part of Spain during the current polar freeze and it even snowed on the Balearic island of Ibiza.

As confirmed by AEMET, the State Meteorological Agency, the Balearic island of Ibiza has met with unusual weather conditions thanks to the polar freeze currently affecting Spain.

This morning, Monday, January 23, residents of the town of Talaia de Sant Josep - located 475 metres above sea level - woke up to a blanket covering of snow. The town of Sant Joan de Labritja recorded -1.8°C overnight.


Snowflake Cold

Heavy snow causes disruption in Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Mallorca

Snowfall
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Mallorca was hit by its largest snowfall in more than five years on Monday, with 7 centimetres settling in Fornalutx and a temperature of -2.4 degrees Celsius registered in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range.

The Palma Met Office said on Monday that even heavier snow is expected on Wednesday, with as much as 10 centimetres falling in some areas.


Bizarro Earth

A seismic climate connection?

Seismic Connection
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I will be brief ( relatively).

In a paper coming out, "Increased Mid-Ocean Seismic Activity: Fact or Artifact?" Dr. Arhtur Viterito has confirmed my suspicions that geothermal input from the increased seismic activity is a leading cause of the warming, if not the almost total cause. As much as the co2 crowd keeps pointing to the rise in temperature and increased emissions they ignore the fact that the air temperature go virtually nowhere without the oceanic warming and the input of WV in the air, The oceans are not warming via co2 feedback. Arguments about co2's effect on the air ignore the oceanic warming. So what is warming the ocean? Dr Viterito supplies the smoking gun to my suspicions.

Temperature Chart
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This is the last 40 plus years of temperatures (brown) and seismic activity The 2 super Ninos can clearly be seen which would make sense given the amount of WV put in the air by the tropics But the steady increase in seismic activity is clearly linked. If one wants to argue its co2 with that correlation then how is it not this GIVEN THIS WOULD ACTUALLY AFFECT the INPUT OF ENERGY INTO THE OCEAN , which in turn would warm the air in the way we are observing due to the nature of water vapor.

There is next to no one looking at this, Why are we looking at co2. and ignoring the main source of energy in the earths climate?

Bizarro Earth

Coldest December for 50 years in Iceland

Cold Iceland
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December brought some record cold weather all over the country, but especially in the capital region which has not seen such cool numbers for over a century.
Last December was the coldest December in the country since 1973, or for almost half a century ago, with an average temperature in the country -4.0 degrees Celsius or 24.8 degrees Fahrenheit.

December has not been as cold in over 100 years in Reykjavík, but the last time it was this cold in the capital was in December 1916, according to the Met Office.

The month was the eighth-coldest December on record nationwide since the start of recording temperatures.

The country was dry for most of the year, and in many parts of the country, December rainfall was the lowest recorded in decades.

Average temperatures only three times lower in Reykjavík

In Reykjavík, the average temperature in December was -3.9 degrees Celcius, which is 4.7 degrees below the average for 1991 to 2020, and 4.9 degrees below the average for the last ten years.

The average temperature in the month of December in Reykjavík has only been lower three times before, which was the December of 1878, 1886 and 1880, when it was much colder.

In Akureyri, the average temperature was -5.3 degrees Celcius, 4.7 degrees below average for 1991 to 2020, and 4.6 degrees below average for the last ten years. This was the seventh coldest December since the start of recorded temperatures in Akureyri, and the coldest since 1973.

Snowflake

Heavy snowfall returns to Poland causing chaos on roads

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In Poland, nearly 300,00 people are without electricity as heavy snowfall returns to the country after an unusually warm delay.

Poor road conditions have caused several fatal accidents and train delays, especially in the south. Emergency services in the area said they responded to more than 2000 callouts in one day.

In Malopolskie and Podkarpackie, repair crews are struggling to access damaged power lines due to dangerous conditions.

With temperatures expected to plummet further, authorities across the country are on high alert.