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Alps surprised by early snowfall, 2 Swiss towns set new records of 10 inches and nearly 2 feet

St Anton, Austria

St Anton, Austria
Parts of Switzerland, Austria and Germany were surprised by unseasonably early snowfall overnight, after a sharp drop in temperatures and heavy precipitation.

The Swiss meteorological agency said Saturday that the town of Montana, in the southern canton (state) of Valais, experienced 25 centimeters (almost 10 inches) of snowfall — a new record for this time of year.


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Early snow in the northern hemisphere, late in the southern

La Rosiere in France

La Rosiere in France
The forecast late-September snowfall in the Alps is underway, with resorts posting pictures and video of snow landing down to around 1500 metres altitude.

There's also fresh snowfall in the Dolomites, Pyrenees and up in Scandinavia as well as in Canada and in the southern hemisphere in Australia and New Zealand.

The snow in the Alps is being reported right across the mountains and is expected to continue through the weekend leaving some quite significant accumulations on higher slopes.


Comment: Away from the high ground in Australia snow has been falling in areas where it's not usually seen according to the following report from news.com.au:
Melbourne, Sydney weather: 'Polar plunge' brings snow across four states, cuts power to thousands

After delivering snow to places where it's never been seen before, the polar blast has hit Sydney with a severe weather warning in place.

Thousands were left without power in Sydney's east this afternoon after being lashed with strong winds, causing 130 electrical hazards as roofs were torn from homes and powerlines were dragged down.

Winds of more than 100km/h were recorded across the city as Bondi, Bondi Beach and North Bondi were left without electricty from 1.40pm, affecting 1700 residents.

Power has since been restored in these areas.

It comes as the city was hit by the "polar surge" that rocked Australia's south east today, bringing some of the coldest September temperatures for years and delivering snow to places that have never seen it before.

A severe weather warning is place for damaging winds of up to 90 km/h for the Illawarra and Southern Highlands to Sydney and the Central Coast.

"A strong cold front is bringing gusty winds to much of NSW today. Vigorous winds are expected to continue during Saturday in the front's wake," the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said.

Temperatures are also set to fall in Sydney and other parts of New South Wales as the system passes through.

Elsewhere, snow has fallen as low as just a few hundred meters above seal level as a "polar plunge" sweeps across south eastern Australia. It's so cold, people have been seen skiing 200kms north of Adelaide.

"We have snow here in western Victoria in places that never or rarely have snow," said one Victorian on Twitter.

Temperatures in Melbourne didn't get into double figures until 10.30am on Friday morning with the day set to top out a just 12C.

Parts of Victoria may experience a September day that hasn't been this chilly since the early 2000s.

The BOM has said Friday and Saturday temperatures will be so chilly it will feel more like mid-July than late-September.

A cold air mass brewed up from the Great Australian Bight on Thursday night and is now passing through Victoria and southern New South Wales.

Images have been posted online of snow falling close to Jamestown, Peterborough and Hallet in SA as well as on the lower slopes of Mt Elephant close to Lismore in Victoria, 170 km west of Melbourne. Lismore is only around 200 metres above sea level.

On Friday, the BOM labelled the weather event a "polar plunge" that could bring hail and thunder as seen as snow with maximums 5 - 10C below the average for this time of year.



Comment: Elsewhere in the southern hemisphere late substantial snow has also been predicted for South Africa this weekend reports The South African:
There's a cold front sweeping in from the west of the country, and as the temperatures plummet, some of the forecast rain is likely to bring brief snow flurries with it on Saturday. The weather is taking a turn for a miserable in both the Western Cape and Eastern Cape this weekend, and the next few days promise to be chilly.

SA WEATHER FORECAST FOR SATURDAY 26 SEPTEMBER

According to the latest forecasts from Ventusky - the weather mapping service that uses up-to-the-minute data - there will be a substantial amount of settling snow in regions that are well-known for their wintery aesthetics.

It is predicted that snow will make landfall on Saturday morning. Only the two aforementioned provinces will be hit by the icy change in weather, but given that the affected locations are high above sea level, a little blizzard or two isn't exactly out of the ordinary for them. This may be relatively late in the year for a snow forecast, but it's nothing a few extra blankets and a decent heater can't help with!



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Robert W Felix: 'Earth is about to enter a Mini Ice Age'

The Thames during the Great Frost of 1739
© City of London Corporation
The Thames during the Great Frost of 1739 by
Jan Griffier II
Robert W Felix, author of "Not by Fire but by Ice" and proprietor of iceagenow.info, has written a great article entitled "Earth about to enter Mini Ice Age" — below is my abridged version.

I've been saying this for years, begins Felix, but now we're starting to hear it from the mainstream media. As power-hungry politicians ramp up their man-made global warming propaganda, some scientists warn that a far different type of climate change is headed our way.

11 Scientific Predictions for the upcoming Grand Solar Minimum (spoiler: wrap up, its getting cold)

We should be bracing for a prolonged solar minimum that could last for decades, until the 2050s, is the stark advice coming from Valentina Zharkova, professor at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England.

"The Sun is approaching a hibernation period," says Zharkova, who holds a BSc/MSc in Applied Mathematics and Astronomy, and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics: "Less sunspots will be formed on the solar surface and thus less energy and radiation will be emitted towards the planets and the Earth."

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Changbai Mountain in Jilin province, China gets early snow

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The snow fell on the main peak of Tianchi in Changbai Mountain on the night of 17th. At 8:00 on the 18th, the snow depth was 1cm. This is the first time that Changbai Mountain has put on silver clothing since autumn this year. At this time, the temperature in many parts of the country was around 20 degrees.


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Temperatures have been FALLING for the past 8,000 years

Coronet Peak is in the midst of a three-day spring snow storm with 15cm of fresh snow on Tuesday morning.

Coronet Peak is in the midst of a three-day spring snow storm with 15cm of fresh snow on Tuesday morning.
The 'hottest year ever' is a lie.

Short term variations, local record hots and colds, don't mean much, that's just weather. What matters is long term global trend lines over decades, centuries, millennia, eons, epochs.

Expanded record of temperature change since the end of the last glacial period

The only 'normal' in climate is constant change

Some places are hotter than average and some places are cooler than average on any particular day (I don't use 'normal' because the only 'normal' in climate is constant change).

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'Tweet tweet' - Social media was wrong about the hundreds of thousands of dead birds in NM: Science says it was the record cold what did it

Birds flying

Researchers at the University of New Mexico believe it was the RECORD COLD WEATHER that caused the hundreds of thousands of birds to fall from the NM skies earlier this month, due to a lack off edible insects and hypothermia.


For weeks social media was ablaze with speculation and theories, and it being social media, one cause was permitted to take-flight: the California wildfires. However, objective science has now spoken and, as usual, it completely contradicts the mainstream narrative.

According to UNM Ornithology PhD students Jenna McCullough and Nick Vinciguerra, who were busy collecting samples around the Sandia Mountains while the parrots on SM were blindly tweeting #climatebreakdown!, the historic Arctic front that rode anomalously-far south on the back of a meridional jet stream flow was the primary cause of the deaths.

Just Count the Cold-Records that Fell over the Past 24hrs

"The day after the [early-September snow]storm, I was contacted via email by my supervisor, Mariel Campbell, the collections manager of the Genomic Resources Division of the Museum of Southwestern Biology, about birds dead and acting weird in Tijeras," said Jenna McCullough.

Comment: Hundreds of thousands of migrating birds are dying in southern New Mexico


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Solar, economic and ice age cycles

Solar Cycle 25 prediction
© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
Experts now telling the world that Solar Cycle 25 will not live up to its expected strength, meaning a false hope forecast was given so the planet wouldn't equate low solar activity cycles in history and famine. At the same time the inverse of 1% elite stock traders have begun to see massive holdings while main street gobbles up the excess at market highs. A look at temps during the last ice age and coast line differences vs today.


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Snow-covered Siglufjörður in Iceland surprises residents

Siglufjörður, dressed in white this morning.
© mbl.is/Sigurður Ægisson
Siglufjörður, dressed in white this morning.
The residents of Siglufjörður, North Iceland, woke up to a surprise this morning. All of a sudden, the surrounding mountains and the whole town were covered in snow, mbl.is reports.

You may remember that part of the popular TV series Trapped, directed by Baltasar Kormákur, was filmed in Siglufjörður on days when the town was under a thick blanket of snow.

The forecast is for continued snow showers in Siglufjörður and the neighboring town of Ólafsfjörður.

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Early snowfall on the central Ural mountains in Russia

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The first snow fell in the Sverdlovsk region, reports RIA News.

It is noted that currently there is rainfall in the region in the form of wet snow.

"The snow cover did not have time to form," the agency's correspondent reports.

According to the Ural Hydrometeorological Center, on Monday night the air temperature in Yekaterinburg dropped below zero. On September 21, cloudy weather with clearings and light rain is expected in the city. The thermometer will reach plus 5-7 degrees.


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Mt. Fuji in Japan gets first sprinkling of snow 1 month earlier than 2019

A dusting of snow is seen near the summit of Mount Fuji on Sept. 21, 2020.
© Mainichi/Koichiro Tezuka
A dusting of snow is seen near the summit of Mount Fuji on Sept. 21, 2020.
Japan's iconic Mount Fuji got its first dusting of snow of the season, the central Japan city of Fujiyoshida in Yamanashi Prefecture announced on Sept. 21.

According to the city, cooler temperatures prevailing over the four-day long weekend that started on Sept. 19 turned rain that had been falling on the mountain into snow, leaving a light sprinkling of the white stuff near the peak.

Mount Fuji's first observed snowfall in 2019 came on Oct. 23, over a month later than this year. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, on average the mountain gets its first snow on Sept. 30.