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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.


Arrow Down

Tibet avalanche: Death toll hits 28 after drivers buried alive in deep snow

The local government also deployed 229 vehicles, 2,951 items of rescue equipment and 256 professional rescue personnel
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The local government also deployed 229 vehicles, 2,951 items of rescue equipment and 256 professional rescue personnel
The death toll from a tragic avalanche in Tibet has reached 28, as multiple vehicles were buried in deep snow and ice on a section of road connected to a tunnel.

Fifty-three people were rescued following the avalanche on a section of road between Pai village in Mainling county and the Doxong La tunnel in Medog county on January 17.

Chinese state media reported late on Friday that rescue workers had been digging by hand when they uncovered eight more bodies which bought the search to an end.

On Tuesday, the avalanche hit a road and highway tunnel, connecting the city of Nyingchi in Tibet's southwest with outlying Medog county, leaving people trapped in their vehicles as snow engulfed the exit of the tunnel.


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Rare snowfall blankets the Taklimakan Desert in China

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A rare snowfall blanketing the Taklimakan Desert of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has created stunning, picturesque winter scenery, wowing local residents and visitors.

The Taklamakan, located in southwestern Xinjiang, is the largest desert in China and the second-largest shifting-sand desert in the world.

Due to the latest cold snap, the rolling desert dunes turned into snow-capped mountains of a "frozen" winter wonderland, with snow covering the branches of sparse trees and enlivening the vast desert.

Blanketing the golden sand with a silver coat, the large-scale snowfall helped the desert present special colors across the area.


Snowflake

Heavy snow causes traffic disruptions in Spain

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Northern Spain was hit by heavy snowfall and strong winds on Wednesday. The streets were covered in snow which caused difficulty for residents to commute to work.


Igloo

Week of winter storms drops more than 5 FEET of snow in Flagstaff, Arizona area

A collapsed hoop house at the U.S. Geological
© Jake Bacon, Arizona Daily Sun
A collapsed hoop house at the U.S. Geological Survey on Switzer Mesa collapsed under the weight of snow following a series of winter storms that dropped more than 3 feet of snow on Flagstaff. The three hoop houses are part of an experiment to test drought tolerance of native plants from the Colorado Plateau.
Winter storms in the past week dropped more than 5 feet of snow in parts of Flagstaff. And additional snowfall is expected with the latest weather system moving in Thursday night.

Angelina Grubb is with the Arizona Snowbowl. She said skiers and snowboarders will have plenty of fresh powder this weekend.

"It's been great to see that much snowfall so early in the season, and so we're really happy about it," Grubb said.


Comment: Record-breaking snowfall blankets northern Arizona


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Record-breaking snowfall blankets northern Arizona

Bearizona keepers report that the park has received more than 28 inches of snow at the wildlife park!
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Bearizona keepers report that the park has received more than 28 inches of snow at the wildlife park!
More than 2 feet of snow fell over two days across parts of northern Arizona, becoming the 25th largest snow event in Flagstaff history and breaking the record for single-day snow accumulation on Sunday.

The Flagstaff Airport measured 14.8 inches on Sunday, smashing the previous record of 8.9 inches that held for 45 years. As snow continued to fall, accumulation eventually reached 30 inches at the airport by Tuesday morning.


The last time Flagstaff saw a storm of this magnitude was in late January 2021 when officials measured a 33.2-inch snowfall.

The areas impacted by the storm were expansive, said meteorologist Benjamin Peterson, including most areas at elevation above 5,500 feet, stretching from the northern rim of the Grand Canyon east to the White Mountains.


Cloud Grey

Global cooling: Delhi records 8th cold wave day - dense fog hampers air, rail movement

People sit around a bonfire to warm themselves during a cold winter morning, in New Delhi
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People sit around a bonfire to warm themselves during a cold winter morning, in New Delhi
The national capital Delhi logged its eighth cold wave day in January on Wednesday, the most in the month in at least 12 years, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Several flights and trains were running late due to low visibility, reported news agency ANI.

"Several flights scheduled to depart from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) were delayed due to fog, ANI quoted airport authority as saying.

The Sadarjung observatory, Delhi's primary weather station, recorded a minimum temperature of 2.6 degrees Celsius. It was 2.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and 1.4 degrees on Monday.