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Anomalous heatwave in Russian arctic continues with outbreaks of wildfires

Bystrinsky
© Sputnik / Dmitry Voroshilov
FILE PHOTO: A wildfire near the village of Esso, in the Bystrinsky district, Kamchatka region, June 18, 2020
Scientists are already alarmed at the spike in temperatures in Russia this year. While the mercury is creeping up everywhere, in Siberia it has spiked dramatically, delivering unprecedented heat.

This summer is on course to be the hottest since record-keeping began, in the world's largest country. Towns usually still blanketed by snow at this time of year are experiencing a blazing heatwave, thanks to the escalating climate crisis.

The effects of global warming have arrived and are already causing problems, especially in Siberia. A massive oil spill in the far northern mining city of Norilsk earlier this year was declared a federal emergency, after a pipeline sank into the mud and broke. The accident, which will take decades to clean up, was blamed on melting permafrost - the result of unusually high temperatures.


Comment: Note that a heatwave in the Arctic does not equal GLOBAL warming, because by all accounts temperatures around the planet are plummeting, including temperatures in the atmosphere.


Comment: What is clear from the above is that our planet is under going a significant shift, little of which is explained by the now debunked theory of 'global warming': For more on what's happening on our planet, check out SOTT radio's:


Ice Cube

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Saharan dust cloud & Greenland summer ice anomalies

Greenland record ice gains
Record gains of ice on Greenland which we should be celebrating but most media is silent from the enormous ice build this year into summer. Unusually large Saharan dust cloud Pulse One about to sweep through the Americas, followed by a larger concentration of dust later in July. Loss of 25,000 acres of fruit to hail in Spain.


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Hottest Arctic temperature record likely set with 100-degree reading in Siberia

Record heat Siberia
© The Weather Channel (screen capture)
A Russian heat wave smashed an all-time record high in one Siberian town this weekend, possibly the hottest temperature on record so far north in the Arctic, continuing an off-the-charts warm year in what is typically one of coldest places on Earth.

The high temperature in Verkhoyansk, a town in northeast Russia about 260 miles south of the Arctic coast and about 6 miles north of the Arctic Circle, topped out at 38 degrees Celsius, or 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, Saturday.

If that reading is found to be correct, that would smash the town's all-time record of 37.3 degrees Celsius - 99.1 degrees Fahrenheit - set on July 25, 1988. Temperature records in Verkhoyansk date to 1885.

It would also be the hottest temperature on record north of the Arctic Circle, according to Etienne Kapikian, a meteorologist with Meteo France.

The average high in late June in Verkhoyansk is only in the upper 60s, or around 20 degrees Celsius.

Comment: Weather swings in Siberia as extreme heat is followed by June snow, tornadoes and floods


Sun

Russia's far north records highest-ever temperature in Arctic: 38 degrees Celsius

heat map arctic
The small town of Verkhoyansk, home to 1,000 people in Russia's Yakutia region, broke the record on Saturday for the highest temperature ever recorded within the Arctic Circle, hitting a maximum of 38 degrees Celsius.

Verkhoyansk already held the record for the place with the greatest temperature range on Earth. Prior to today, temperatures in the small town have ranged between -68 and +37 degrees Celsius - a 105-degree difference. In Fahrenheit, that's between -90 and +98.

In July, the average high daily temperature is 19.9 degrees Celsius - much lower than Saturday's sweltering 38.

The record-shattering heat was shared far and wide on social media, most prominently by Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg.


Comment: What Greta did not notice, however, is that the same region experiences record COLD temperatures just a few weeks ago...

Bone-chilling cold sweeps Northeast Russia, records from the 1950s and 1960s fall


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Greta Thunberg
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Info

Ice Age Farmer Report: Trump's new icebreaker fleet & Grand Solar Minimum 2020

gsm fleet
Ireland's Dryest Spring Ever. Chinese floods. Massive hailstorms, cold temperatures, and precipitative extremes affecting agriculture globally. Trump orders new Icebreaker fleet to match China & Russia's nuclear icebreakers. Nations and Multinationals are preparing -- are you? 2020 may be remembered as the year the Grand Solar Minimum really kicked into gear. Christian breaks it down.


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Snowflake

Beartooth Pass in Wyoming closed again due to winter weather conditions as foot of snow hits area

The official start of summer might only be three days away, but snow and winter weather conditions have just forced the closure of Beartooth Pass at the Montana / Wyoming border.

WARNING
Travelers in Wyoming are being advised to turn around and return to Red Lodge due to adverse weather conditions.


Snowflake

Deep summer snowfall blankets high elevations across Idaho, Montana - 19 inches deep at several locations

Blaine County, Idaho
© Blaine County, Idaho, Sheriff's Office
Is it the middle of June or the middle of January? That's the question some residents in parts of Idaho and Montana may have been asking this week as their communities were transformed into a winter wonderland.

With the summer solstice just days away, Old Man Winter ruffled some feathers across the northern Rockies by delivering a large helping of snow, with totals surpassing a foot across the highest elevations from Tuesday into Wednesday.

The Blaine County Sheriff's Office in Idaho said on Facebook that it was issuing a "felony warrant for Mother Nature for Illegal Dumping." A storm total of about 10 inches of snow was measured north of Galena Summit while south of the summit, a total of 6 inches was measured. The sheriff's office also responded to several stuck vehicles in the area.

Snowflake

Southeastern Turkey's Hakkari still gripped with remaining winter snow in June - 7 meters deep in places

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© DHA
A snowplow in Yüksekova, Turkey, 18 June, 2020.
Hakkari, known for its rough weather, is gripped with heavy snow even though summer has set in. Snowfall bears down particularly in rural areas of this southeastern Turkish province.

In the Yüksekova district, crews have been working to clear snow-covered roads. Snowplows pierce through 3 meters (9.8 feet) of snow in areas with high altitudes. For the past 20 days, crews have worked to reopen roads leading to military bases in the Göllerbaşı region, some 40 kilometers (24.9 miles) from central Yüksekova.

A 16-kilometer road has been largely cleared so far while the snow depth reached 7 meters in some areas. Officials say they expect the road to be cleared fully in about two weeks.

Comment: Related: Massive amounts of remaining winter snow still being plowed in mid-June in Glacier National Park, Montana - up 80 feet deep


Snowflake

Heavy snowfall in New Zealand - 18 inches in 24 hours

Coronet Peak on 18th June

Coronet Peak on 18th June
Ski areas in New Zealand have been reporting heavy snowfall over the past 24 hours.

Only one ski area has opened in the country so far, Mt Hutt. It reports 46cm (18 inches) of snowfall so far, and still coming down.

There have been several decent snowfalls in New Zealand over the past month, but mostly it has been dry but cold. his has allowed resorts to fire up snowmaking systems ahead of the season.