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Australia coated in rare snow as 'Antarctic blob' settles over nation

A wallaby is seen in the snow on August 23, 2020 in Adaminaby, Australia
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A wallaby is seen in the snow on August 23, 2020 in Adaminaby, Australia
Parts of Australia have seen a rare covering of snow after Antarctic winds reached the nation's southeast coast.

Snowfall was recorded across New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, the Australia Capital Territory and the island state of Tasmania as locals ventured out to make the most of the spring weather.

"We've seen light snow make it to Canberra today, and yes even heard a few rogue flakes landed on Parliament House," in the nation's capital, the Bureau of Meteorology said in a Twitter post.

The bureau added that more than one metre (3.3 feet) of snow had fallen in a number of alpine regions, and the cold weather would likely remain for several days.

"It's awesome," Raj Kumar told the Seven Network after he had travelled from Sydney with his family to see the weather phenomenon in the town of Oberon in NSW's Blue Mountains.


Comment: Huge snowfalls at ski resorts in Australia - over 2 feet in 3 days


Snowflake Cold

South Brazil witnesses rare snowfall brought by polar air mass

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Cities in Rio Grande do Sul state in Brazil recorded snow and frozen rain early on Thursday afternoon, August 20th.

According to SOMAR Meteorology, in the Rio Grande do Sul mountain range, there were snow and freezing rain simultaneously.

Check out this video for footage of this event.


Snowflake Cold

Temperature drops below freezing in Russia during summer

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Frost in Moscow region ... Even though it's still summer.

In the morning of August 21, in the east of the Moscow region, in Cherusty, in the grass, the air temperature dropped to -1 degree. These are the first frosts of the upcoming season.

In the Kostroma region, frosts in the grass stand up to -1 degree are observed for the third day in a row.

Thanks to Victor for these links.

Sheeple

Massive losses of sheep in Patagonia, Argentina highlands because of intense snowstorms

“We estimate that the worse losses are along the mountainous terrain between 1,000 and 1,300 meters above sea level, while at sea level we can expect sheep mortality in the range of 30%”.

“We estimate that the worse losses are along the mountainous terrain between 1,000 and 1,300 meters above sea level, while at sea level we can expect sheep mortality in the range of 30%”.
Snowstorms and frosts in the high areas of the Argentine Patagonia Rio Negro province could cause the death of 70% of the flock, according to estimates from the provincial Livestock Secretariat, Tabaré Bassi.

Together with technicians from the Agriculture Technology Institute, INTA, officials made a first estimate of losses in the snow covered highlands next to the cordillera, but will have to wait until October to have a more exact estimate. "Any how we are talking of at least 100,000 sheep and 5,000 cattle".

Bassi called for prudence in assessing the dimension of the losses, but did admit that the victims of the intense snow fall followed by frosts are mostly small farmers, with flocks no larger than 250 head, "which makes it a serious survival challenge".

Snowflake

Huge snowfalls at ski resorts in Australia - over 2 feet in 3 days

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Ski areas in Australia have reported more than 60cm (two feet) of snowfall over the past three days.

A super storm has been dumping on the country's ski slopes since Wednesday, with increasing intensity in terms of the amount of snow falling every 24 hours.

With the coronavirus pandemic locking down the state of Victoria and the ski areas there, most of the resorts open are in New South Wales. They include Perisher, and Thredbo (pictured today) which both reported 25cm of snowfall in the last 24 hours having reported 10cm and 15cm, on earlier days.


Snowflake

Snowfall in the middle of August hits south west Yunnan, China

Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve in Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province, August 18, 2020
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Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve in Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province, August 18, 2020
In the middle of summer, unexpected snow blanketed the Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve in Deqen Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

The unusual snowfall results from the consecutive rain and decreased temperature. High altitude areas such as the Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve has turned into a world of ice and snow.


Blue Planet

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Civilization timelines are off

Civilization time lines are off
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New finds that tons of grain were transported between the Fertile Crescent (Middle East) and Eastern China 5000+ years ago before trade routes were established is making academia question the official time line of history. Additionally the mega city of Nebelivka, Ukraine which was over a mile wide, housed 15,000 people and had roads 5200 years ago with industrial agriculture before animals were used to plow fields. These civilizations were Sun worshipers. Greenland melt season stops a month early in 2020.


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Week of wild weather around the world

Waterspout Hits Cefalù, Sicily, Italy

Waterspout hits Cefalù, Sicily, Italy
From summertime flooding, to a dangerous derecho sweeping across the Midwest, this week has been a busy week of weather. But what weather events have been happening around the world?

We start our trip on the largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily. A waterspout whipped up sand and debris and sent beach-goers running as it pushed on shore. Thankfully, no one was injured.

Our week was full of waterspouts and tornadoes, and Canada was no different. We head to the province of Manitoba where a deadly tornado ripped through the countryside. Canadian officials rated this tornado an EF-2.

Our final tornado this week comes from the Inner Mongolia region of China. This storm ripped through a tourist site injuring at least 33 people and destroying 150 yurts.


Snowflake Cold

Historical cold 3 days in a row for Brazil

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© Carolina Oliveira
The month of August continues to surprise mainly for those who like very cold, as it registered frosts in negative temperatures every day of this month.

In South Brazil High Mountains (Serra Catarinense) registers historical cold (record cold) with three consecutive days at the -8º mark.

In Bom Jardim da Serra the Keizer stations network scored -8.8°C.



Snowflake Cold

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: The Australia anomaly

Tasmanian devil in snow
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Tasmania records coldest ever recorded temperature but it was colder that day in Tasmania than Antarctica, during winter. Third atmospheric river sweeps the continent bringing over topping dams, record cold and repeating snow cycles from 1882. In the Andes mountains 13 feet of snow fell which was beyond anything ever seen as South Africa piled on hundreds of new all time record cold events.


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