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Record-breaking early snowfall hits northern Hokkaido, Japan - 80cms (31 inches) of snow

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Due to the strong winter-type pressure distribution in Hokkaido, Northern Hokkaido was hit by record heavy snowfall on November 24th. It is expected that snow will continue even on the 25th, so you need to be careful about traffic obstacles.

Kazuki Nakata Reporter: "When you walk on the sidewalk, your feet are buried. About 80 cm of snow is piled up to the waist on the shoulder." It is a record heavy snowfall in Northern Hokkaido. In Nayoro City, which changed into a "midwinter landscape" in one day, the car was buried in snow. The snowfall reached 59 cm, four times the normal amount, and the citizens were chased by snow shoveling.


Ice Cube

Strange weather phenomenon leaves Lake Manitoba covered in ice balls

Lake Manitoba
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A photo taken on Nov. 21, 2021, shows a weather phenomenon that left Lake Manitoba near Steep Rock covered in balls of ice.
WINNIPEG - A weather phenomenon has left Lake Manitoba near Steep Rock covered in balls of ice, and one expert believes it all could have been caused by snowflakes.

Peter Hofbauer, a resident near Steep Rock, goes out to Lake Manitoba almost every day, but he said he found something he had never seen before when he went out to the lake on Saturday.

The lake was covered in orbs of ice.

"I've never seen ice shaped like that before," he said.

Julienne Stroeve, a professor in the University of Manitoba Department of Environment and Geography, said she was surprised when she saw the pictures of the strange ice formations.

"I have never seen anything like it," she said.

As for what caused the ice balls to form, Stroeve believes snowflakes may be the culprit.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Society reset interloopings in a fertilizer shortage

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Record sized cyclonic storms in both hemispheres, food manufacturers increasing prices with countries adding export taxes to grains. The real problem is on the record statements of impending fertilizer shortages, will reduce global crop yields adding to the feedback loop of higher prices.


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Snowflake Cold

Ten regions on alert for snow as early winter storm hits Spain

Spain's weather sees snow and frost as temperatures plunge across the country

Spain's weather sees snow and frost as temperatures plunge across the country
Ten Spanish regions were on alert for snowfall on Tuesday as the country braced for the brunt of the first winter storm of the season.

The storm - which arrived on Monday, 10 days before the meteorological start of winter - is caused by the "arrival of a mass of cold air from high altitudes that has triggered a sudden drop in temperatures," said Rubén del Campo, the spokesperson of Spain's national weather agency Aemet. According to Del Campo, this mass of cold air has also brought about a slow-moving storm system, known officially as an upper-level isolated depression (DANA) but more popularly known in Spain as a gota fría, or literally cold drop.

On Tuesday, Aragón, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León and La Rioja were placed on orange alert for snowfall, which is the second-highest in Aemet's three-tiered warning system. Asturias, Cantabria, Catalonia, the north of Madrid, Navarre and the Valencia region are on yellow alert, which is the lowest.


Snowflake Cold

Roads blocked, schools shut and public transport not working after strong snowfall in Birobidzhan, Russia

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Roads blocked, schools shut and public transport not working after the the second day of strong snowfall in Birobidzhan, the administrative centre of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast by Russia's border with China. Residents are out clearing snow to get cars out, extra snow ploughing equipment is sent out.


Ice Cube

School cancelled in Yakutia, Russia as temperatures plunge to -50C (-58F), rare late-snows hit Argentina, + parts of Antarctica are holding unusually cold

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SCHOOL CANCELLED IN YAKUTIA, RUSSIA AS TEMPERATURES PLUNGE TO -50C (-58F)

Pupils across at least ten villages in the remote Russian region of Yakutia have been ordered to stay at home and study via distance learning as the mercury outside touched -50C (-58F), reports rt.com.

On Monday, November 22, the local government instructed 700 students to stay at home after a low of -50C (-58F) was recorded in the village of Kylaiy, in the Ust-Aldan district of Yakutia province — not too far from the region's largest city of Yakutsk.

Other notable lows in the province include the -45C (-49F) in Batamay; the -44.8C (-48.6F) in Kerbo, Central Siberia; the -39.6C (-39.3F) in Verkhoyansk.


Ice Cube

Two icebreakers sent to rescue TWENTY ice-locked ships on Northern Sea Route in the Arctic

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But some of the vessels will have to wait for at least one week before they are released from captivity in the remote Arctic sea-ice.

Comment: Although SOTT picked up this story when the drama began back on the 8th of November, unsurprisingly it has gone largely unreported by the mainstream, global-warming/climate-crisis propaganda press, and the first part of this update is actually from 10 days ago, with more recent developments below.


District authorities in the Russian Far East have decided to commission two icebreakers to aid the vessels currently ice-locked in the East Siberian Sea.

The nuclear-powered Yamal is due to arrive in the region by 20th of November, while the diesel-powered Novorossiisk will arrive by 15th of November, regional authorities in Chukotka inform.


Comment: Note the ships aren't relying on 'green' energy to get the job done.


In addition will be sent the rescue vessel Spasatel Zaborshchikov.

Comment: Fleetmon gave an update on the situation yesterday, 19th November:
Icebreaker VAYGACH is leading convoy of Far East bound 5 ships, including NORDIC NULUUJAAK, GOLDEN SUEK, NORDIC QINNGUA, GOLDEN PEAR, UHL FUSION. Have a look at convoy track, it's a broken curve, usual tactics in battling ice cover and floes. Icebreaker is leading ships, trying to use each and every ice-free patch/area her helicopter can find. All in all, everything is so far, absolutely normal, something to be expected from NSR late fall transit routine. Convoy is already in Chukcha sea, will reach Bering Strait in probably 2-3 days or maybe even earlier, Arctic is unpredictable in this sense, up until last minutes and meters of transit.
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Icebreaker VAYGACH in Arctic ice 2021
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Sea Ice Extent 18th November 2021
West bound ships, including MV KUMPULA, are stuck in ice north of Kotelny island, bordering Laptev and East Siberian seas, waiting most probably, for icebreaker TAYMYR, presently positioned in Obskaya Gulf.

New FleetMon Vessel Safety Risk Reports Available: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/

Latest Arctic ice cover map, no signs yet of ice-free Arctic with palm trees to, soon, fringe its' coast

In some areas, ice edge already surpassed median 1981 - 2010 ice edge
Research indicates that ice ages can come on rather quickly, and there are numerous signs that our planet is now entering a period of significant cooling: Also check out SOTT radio's:


Ice Cube

Oh No! A cold spell now will spawn Climate Change illiteracy

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It's another great day in science. Marshall Shepherd, once a meteorologist at NASA GISS, warns us that a cold snap will destroy reading skills. Don't let the kids out!
A Cold Start To Thanksgiving Week Will Spawn Climate Change Illiteracy

Marshall Shepherd, Senior Contributor, Forbes
Luckily this only happens in Thanksgiving week, eh?

As the climate cycles turn to cooler trends, expect to see a lot more of this kind of bizarre conjecture and weapons grade excuses. There's a flock of believers to guard from reality.

Shepherd seems to be trying to preempt and inoculate believers who might get exposed to skeptical comments at Thanksgiving dinner when they meet all those relatives:
Like clockwork, I will also start to see Tweets and Facebook posts claiming that global warming or climate change is not real because its cold. These types of Tweets belong in the Hall of Fame (or Shame) of Climate Illiteracy.
So now believers are primed to gasp or snigger at the right moment round the dinner table. Marshall goes on with a longwinded explanation of how it's cold now because a rock hit the Earth when it was a baby-world and made winter. He even links to a childrens page at NASA — possibly because most believers are child-like, or he thinks they are not too smart.

Ice Cube

Arctic sea ice extent currently second-highest in 15 years, and growing...

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Arctic sea ice data is in plain view of the world's media, yet outlets would still rather quote activist-scientists than show an unambiguous chart. Articles of "catastrophic ice melt" still pepper the global news feeds, even as signs point to a cyclical shift in the northern polar region.

I'm being consciously naive here. I'm fully aware that the media's job isn't to inform; rather, it exists to propagandize and to push the agendas and narratives of its backers. Still, I can't help but wonder, when a placard-brandishing climate alarmist yells "the end is nigh!", who exactly is it that they've put their trust in? Who told them that the sky is falling? I ask because you do need to be informed of the 'climate crisis' in order to discern it — your own senses aren't enough. People aren't opening their front doors in the morning to an 'existential emergency', they aren't retreating back inside, calling their bosses and saying "I wont be coming in today, you know... 'cause of the climate". This is supposed to be 'catastrophic global warming', remember? Not 'random, cherry-picked extreme weather events'? For what is billed as a 'worldly cataclysm', this warming sure is illusive, periodic and localized.

Snowflake Cold

November winter storm dumped up to 53 cms (20 inches) of snow in Alberta

35 centimetres of snow in Banff, Alberta
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35 centimetres of snow in Banff, Alberta
The first significant snow event of the season for Alberta has passed, and some of the snow totals from the winter storm are pretty wild.

Environment Canada has issued its weather summary for the storm, which saw between eight to 53 centimetres of snow accumulate in the province.

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Environment Canada says in Banff and Jasper, snow began on Friday and ended Monday night. Its automatic observing stations recorded 17 to 21 centimetres of snow, while third-party sources like Twitter reported a hefty 35 centimetres in Banff and a staggering 53 centimetres at Lake Louise. Pretty impressive for a November winter storm in Alberta.


Comment: Related: Parts of Saskatchewan still without power, highways around Regina still closed as province pummeled by blizzard