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Summer snowfall in the Alps and Pyrenees - 16 inches in Switzerland (UPDATE)

Glacier30001 ski area near Gstaad and Les Diablerets, Switzerland

Glacier30001 ski area near Gstaad and Les Diablerets, Switzerland
The cold snap across much of Europe has brought some dustings of snow. It may only be the end of August, but it's a sign that winter is on its way.

Val d-Isere reports snow falling at 2,500m and above with 5cm at 2,600m.


Comment: An image on social media after the snowfall cleared the Alps:




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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Are we entering Earth's megaflood stage?

Uganda lakes flood
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As solar activity decreases cosmic rays increase, leading to more floods and out of season atmospheric events. This video describes events and causes for what I feel is earth entering a mega flood stage from here through 2035.


Comment: Check out our topic section on floods.

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Summer snowfall in Montana

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A red flag warning has been issued for most of Montana east of the Continental Divide for Tuesday and Wednesday.

The flakes were flying on the final day of August. The mountains of western Montana above about 7000 feet had a light accumulation. Light snow and light rain fell on some of the wildfires as well. But in typical Montana fashion, a huge weather swing is about to happen. One day after snow falls in the state, there will be very dangerous fire weather conditions because of wind, low humidity and warm temperatures.


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August snowfall on peaks near Aspen, Colorado

Snow fell for the first time this season in Colorado on Saturday, and there’s more on the way. This picture was taken on Saturday, August 29th.
© Scot Wilson
Snow fell for the first time this season in Colorado on Saturday, and there’s more on the way. This picture was taken on Saturday, August 29th.
Colorado's highest elevations saw the first snow of the 'fall', and more may be on the way.

Even though we'll creep back up into the 90s by Labor Day weekend, we're enjoying the cold front that's starting off the week with high temps in the 70s. While fall isn't quite here just yet, for Colorado's highest peaks, the first dusting of snow has arrived.

On Saturday, August 29, Aspen Snowmass shared that it had its first snow on the high peaks. According to CBS4 Denver, closer to us in Northern Colorado, 'A few Coloradans have also reported snow high up on Trail Ridge Road as well.'

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Cold front brings August snow to Wyoming, freeze warning issued

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A cold front has brought some late summer snow to Wyoming.

Wyoming Department of Transportation web cameras along WYO 22 over Teton Pass show snow falling on Monday afternoon with some accumulation along the side of the highway.

The National Weather Service in Riverton says that below freezing temperatures are forecast across much of the state Monday.


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Professor Valentina Zharkova: "We entered the 'modern' Grand Solar Minimum on June 8, 2020"

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A new editorial paper has landed from professor Valentina Zharkova, entitled: "Modern Grand Solar Minimum will Lead to Terrestrial Cooling". Published on August 4, 2020, Zharkova's latest analysis suggests that June 8, 2020 was the date on which we entered the Modern (Eddy) Grand Solar Minimum.


The opening paragraph reads:

"In this editorial I will demonstrate with newly discovered solar activity proxy-magnetic field that the Sun has entered into the modern Grand Solar Minimum (2020-2053) that will lead to a significant reduction of solar magnetic field and activity like during Maunder minimum leading to noticeable reduction of terrestrial temperature."

Another passage states:

"Currently, the Sun has completed solar cycle 24 - the weakest cycle of the past 100+ years - and in 2020, has started cycle 25. During the periods of low solar activity, such as the modern grand solar minimum, the Sun will often be devoid of sunspots. This is what is observed now at the start of this minimum, because in 2020 the Sun has seen, in total, 115 spotless days (or 78%), meaning 2020 is on track to surpass the space-age record of 281 spotless days (or 77%) observed in 2019. However, the cycle 25 start is still slow in firing active regions and flares, so with every extra day/week/month that passes, the null in solar activity is extended marking a start of grand solar minimum."

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Winter forecast high food prices and cancelled credit cards

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Just as food prices spike banks are cutting credit card limits and the N. Hemisphere settles in for the coldest winter in a century with crop losses sending grocery bills upward. Australia highest snowfall total ever recorded in a non-alpine area. Russia pummeled with summer snow drifts and record cold temperatures. Grand Solar Minimum ON !


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Significant snow blankets low-lying parts of Western Cape, South Africa

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The Western Cape has experienced low temperatures since Friday - and on Saturday certain parts of the region were blanketed in snow. Matroosberg, Sutherland and Ceres regions have been fortunate enough to enjoy significant snowfall.

Snow-Forecast predicted that the Matroosberg area will receive a light covering of snow on Saturday [August 29]. "Temperatures will be below freezing, with a maximum of 0°C on Monday morning [August 31], and min -7°C on Saturday night [August 29]. Winds will also be decreasing, with fresh winds from the west on Saturday morning [August 29], and calm by Monday night [August 31]."


Comment: From the same source on the same day:
Cape Town mesmerised by snow on Table Mountain

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Snowing on Table Mountain
It's snowing on Table Mountain. This is the second time in recent years that snow flurried over the top of the majestic mountain.

A video of snow coming down on the mountain was shared by Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, and Capetonians are thrilled by the sight.


"Must be cold down there. Take care," one social media user commented.

"Snow, wow we don't really get it like before," another said.



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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Food prices and cargo theft skyrocket

Photo from 23 Aug 2020: Kurush, Dagestan, Russia

Photo from 23 Aug 2020: Kurush, Dagestan, Russia
There is a direct relationship between high food prices and cargo theft. With the UK having its lowest crop yields in 40 years, summer snowdrifts in Russia, the global food landscape looks well under the rosy forecasts in the beginning of 2020. Are you ready for trucks to stop arriving at your supermarkets?


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UK - Worst wheat harvest in decades - Cold & wet

Only a small amount of this year's wheat crop is high quality

Only a small amount of this year's wheat crop is high quality
Shades of the Maunder Minimum and the Little Ice Age.
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The UK's worst wheat harvest in about 40 years has prompted fears of higher prices of flour, and subsequently of bread and other flour-based products.

Due to heavy rain last October, only 60% of what would normally be planted went into the ground. Add in the sunniest spring since 1929, substantially drier than usual, followed by the wettest February ever recorded, and you get the picture.

Recent droughts, with the longest period of temperatures above 34C since records began in 1961, followed by August downpours and thunderstorms have reduced the quality of wheat, according to the National Farmers' Union (NFU) and reports by Sky News.