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Huge blizzard leaves parts of Newfoundland buried under 50 cm of snow

It's been quite a day for areas of Newfoundland this Monday, which got hit with a huge blizzard and is currently covered in up to 50 centimetres of snow. Residents woke up to mounds of the white stuff, and the shovelling looks like it's going be intense. Newfoundland's weather is on a rampage right now, and it's expected to continue throughout the week.

Thousands are without power, according to The Weather Network, as nearly 40 centimetres have fallen so far, and the number is expected to rise as it keeps falling.

Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for the province, and it is likely that more of the winter precipitation will arrive on Wednesday, so get ready, Newfoundlanders!

Wind speeds are extremely high, and traffic has been a mess. The winds are reportedly travelling at up to 80 km/h across the province, according to TWN.


Blizzard dumps 16 inches of snow on Greece's Mount Parnassus

"Storm winds" and snow thrashed Greece's Mount Parnassus and the surrounding area on January 6, according to the Parnassos Ski Center.

The center said 30 to 40 cm (about 12 to 16 inches) of snow fell on the slopes on Sunday into Monday and announced that they would be closed on Monday, January 6, due to the snowstorm.

News reports said a winter weather front brought snow and freezing rain to areas across Greece, including in both the Southern and Northern Aegean islands and the central regions.

Cloud Precipitation

Storms, floods and heavy snowfall strike across Turkey, 2 dead

Floods hit the southern province of Mersin
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Floods hit the southern province of Mersin at the beginning of the week.
Storms, strong winds and heavy rain have battered Turkey for the past two days, disrupting daily life everywhere from Istanbul to Mersin, where two people were killed in floods

A harsh winter has arrived in full force across Turkey this week with no improvements to the bad weather expected until at least Friday in most regions.

A mix of storms, strong winds, rain and snow took its toll on daily life from the western to the southern regions. In the Mediterranean province of Mersin, two people were killed in floods and landslides.

Ice Cube

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Did 2019 leave us a glimpse of the future?

Summit camp, Greenland
Greenland sets its lowest temperature ever recorded for any month or any year EVER! The global drop in temperatures registered by UAH leaves 2019 in 3rd place behind 1999 and 2016. This reflects the disconnect in 102 climate models which are running 0.3C warmer than reality. More spending pullbacks globally this time in the Swiss Watch Sector and gold up.


Comment: Greenland just set a new all-time record low temperature

Snowflake Cold

Intense snow blizzard strikes the western half of Iceland

Goðafoss, North Iceland in a blizzard
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Goðafoss, North Iceland in a blizzard
A relatively short but intense snow blizzard event is expected across the western half of Iceland tomorrow morning, Saturday, Jan 4th. The event is related to the rapidly intensifying cyclone to the northwest of Iceland, creating dangerous heavy snowfall and severe winds with blizzard conditions across the Southern Peninsula, the capital Reykjavik, Snæfellsnes and Westfjords. Heavy snowfall changes to rainfall during the day due to strong warm advection from west to east, but remains over the Highlands.

The pattern responsive for this severe event is a new trough developing from the Labrador Sea towards southern Greenland, developing an intense cyclone towards Iceland. Conditions will worsen significantly with the rapid intensification of the cyclone. A strong ridge expands to the south across the rest of North Atlantic and west-southwest Europe.

Comment: Just under 3 weeks ago: Up to 30 FEET deep snow banks in Iceland - 'We've never before had snow on this scale'


Summer snow falls on hills in Southland, New Zealand

snow map
Snowfall for 6 hrs ending Tuesday 07 Jan at 1am NZDT

Snowfall for 6 hrs ending Tuesday 07 Jan at 1am NZDT
Southlanders could be forgiven for thinking it was the middle of winter as they woke to snow on the hills on Monday morning.

Snow fell in the high country in Northern Southland overnight on Sunday as a January cold snap continued in the province.

Out on the coast, Metservice issued a strong wind warning for southwest gales up to 120kmh for coastal Southland, Clutha and Stewart Island, warning gusts in exposed places could bring down trees and powerlines.

Snowflake Cold

Stratospheric polar vortex reaches coldest temperature in 40 years

polar vortex

The graph shows the lowest temperature across the Northern Hemisphere, from 50-90°N latitude, where the coldest area of the polar vortex usually is.
The polar vortex has been gaining strength and has reached its peak climatological strength. It is set to be connected with the lower levels, pushing its influence on the weather patterns.

On January 3rd, a radiosonde has made measurements of the mid-stratospheric layers. Measuring over Reykjavik, Iceland, it has recorded the lowest temperature in the stratosphere in the past 40 years, at -96°C (-141°F). The image and data below from the Universtiy of Wyoming, shows the direct measurements made, where we can see the temperature line disappearing below -90°C near the 20mb level. The raw data shows the temperature and altitude, where we can see the -96°C being reached at 17.2mb level, which was around 25.6 km altitude.

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Ice Cube

Ice builds along the rushing Missouri River in Bismarck, North Dakota

ice river
North Dakota resident Mike Odegaard captured video of an ice jam that formed through Hoge Island on the Bismarck side of the Missouri River on New Year's Day.

The video shows ice sheets piling on the shores of the river bank.

Arrow Up

Smoke and deception blanket Australia

We've been hearing much fake news about the Australian bush fires supposedly having been caused by man-made climate change. Yet it has emerged that Australian authorities were warned years ago that poor land management practices were in fact escalating the risk of devastating fires, according to an expert.

Forest fuel level highest in 1000 years

In 2015, bush fire scientist David Packham warned of a "huge blaze threat" and urged an "increase in fuel reduction burns".

"Forest fuel levels had climbed to their most dangerous level in thousands of years," wrote Darren Gray here in 2015. Today the public is being misled by climate alarmists and the media on the real causes of the devastating bush fires now taking place.

In fact NASA data shows that the area burned by global wildfires dropped by 25% since 2003, according to the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

Temperature Trends Australia


Athens-Lamia highway in Greece shuts down due to heavy snowfall

snow road
The Athens-Lamia Highway shut down completely for approximately five hours on Monday afternoon due to heavy snowfall.

The highway is the main artery which connects the city of Athens with Lamia and then continues all the way north up to Thessaloniki.

Police decided to shut the highway down near the Afidnes tollbooth in Attica, because of the extremely poor weather and road conditions which were prevailing in the area.