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Global Extreme Weather Log

WEEKLY GLOBAL EXTREMES

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This page provides a weekly log of unique weather events and information that summarizes some key events of note. Most of the extreme notes are from Electroverse Extreme Weather daily updates.

For clips of these events see my Global Weather Album: Global Weather 2020-2021.

 

Global Weather Album 2020-2021: https://photos.app.goo.gl/bLyGGEv6oK6f7q9N8 

Global Weather Album Spring 2021:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/AXJDAGeKLrkcvLvM8  

Global Weather Album Fall-Winter  2021-22:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/7Vha3C3tKzmdDNyp7

Global Weather Album Winter  2022-23: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yMZB2gDoTbqLZzdQA

Global Weather Album Summer 2023: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rBprNqGzNmHBodKy8

Global Weather Album Fall - Winter 2023: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZtfEjJRJ14eKVKpw6

Global Weather Album Winter 2024:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/DdoiQp1TL7DGMC1B7 

 

The purpose of these Global Extreme Weather Logs is to educate and inform you about Mother Nature’s way of keeping a balance in our planet’s weather.  I provide examples of events that may not be reported elsewhere and physical explanations of the causes of these extremes.  Note: I do not focus on heat as the MSM covers that aspect of our climate variability..

 ECMWF SH 10-DAY TSNOW

 

 


24 JUNE 2024

 

Summer Solstice arrived on 21 June bringing summer weather in its fullest strength to the N Hemisphere.  Our first named TS Alberto moved off Honduras and Yucatan briefly into the Gulf and then back into Mexico.  South Texas had another shot of flooding rains and storm tides.  Montana also had heavy snow in the Rockies.  The Central and Eastern US was hot as the offshore Canadian High’s return flow pulled warm moist air from the Gulf setting hot records. Iowa was on the frontal boundary of the warm air that triggered severe thunderstorms and record flooding after 10-17 inches of rain.  The June chill hit the West setting cold records in Alberta and Montana.  While weak, the northern jet persists with short waves triggering cold fronts, severe weather, forecasts of tornadoes in NE…

 

We live in a fluid atmosphere where hydrodynamics and thermodynamics must create a net balance. As you know the density of the atmosphere varies with temperature, thus hot areas must be compensated by cold areas to create an equilibrium.  Our extreme heat in the East was balanced by a cool west and cool areas over the oceans.  While the Northern Hemisphere heats in summer, the lack of sunshine cools the Southern Hemisphere, where cold records have been set this season.  The sun and the oceans are our primary controls of the earth’s temperature, not fossil fuel emissions. Watch TropicalTidbits.com ’s temperature anomalies: https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/?model=gfs&region=global&pkg=T2ma&runtime=2024062400&fh=6

 

Europe had mixed conditions from a rare Cool Spain to Hot Central Europe under a SW flow bringing dust from Algeria. Mediterranean lows brought some rain and relief to southern Europe.  Greece suffered in record heat.  The Alps have several glacier areas open and Les 2 Alpes in France will open for summer skiing with one of the deepest snowpacks ever reported there, in contrast, Slovenia’s Kredarica observatory is down to 10 cm. It’s glacier is gone - only snow fields/couloirs left.  In Mecca over 1300 people died in 120ºF (49ºC) heat.

 

Deadly floods hit China as the monsoon moved north.  Thunderstorm cloud tops hit -71ºC - deep storms.  The Tibetan Plateau continued to get snow while south of the Himalayas India cooled in the monsoon.

 

The Southern Hemisphere moved toward winter with very cold days in the high latitudes.  Australia, Chile and Argentina turned cold with heavy snow in the Andes and Patagonia (10-30 cm, 2-5 m, and 50-80 cm) respectively.  Afriski in Lesoto opened the only open ski area in the African Continent.

 

Electroverse: “Moreover, looking ahead, the Northeast is due to swing back to ‘blues’ next week.
I look forward to the climate cabal picking a different cherry as sweaters are redonned across the West:”

NEW: Summer 2024 album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/egYrzbhS53gNoa5JA

 


OBSERVED TEMPERATURES and ECMWF 10-DAY SNOWFALL FORECASTS:

 

See:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/D4FSQPjmzrAwbS2q9.   

 


 You can see the magnitude of the storms on windy.com and in NOAA’s GOES satellite imagery: https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/fulldisk_band.php?sat=G18&band=GEOCOLOR&length=12

 

Temperature anomalies are tracked on:

 

 tropicaltidbits.com
see: https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/?model=gfs&region=us&pkg=T2ma&runtime=2024021212&fh=6

 

The windy.com wave map shows the deep storms:

 

see:  https://www.windy.com/-Waves-waves?waves,67.842,-1.230,3,i:pressure

 

Check out the albums below for detailed charts, satellite images, and observations:

 

Fall - Winter 2023:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZtfEjJRJ14eKVKpw6

 

 Winter 2024:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/DdoiQp1TL7DGMC1B7  
Summer 2024 album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/egYrzbhS53gNoa5JA

 


Review of past logs:

 

Atmospheric Rivers dominate precipitation extremes in the Northern Hemisphere from Alaska to Greenland and Europe.  These ARs are associated with intense cyclonic storms on the jet stream that dominate the weather.  Recall tropical cyclones (hurricanes) and extratropical cyclones (Lows) and anticyclones (Highs) control our weather.  Atmospheric River forecasts quantify the model computations of moisture flux from surface to 700 mb.  This flux controls the duration and intensity of precipitation.  Remember last winter when California had a record number of intense ARs that filled the “1000 yr“  drought’s reservoirs and extended Mammoth Mountain’s ski season into August 2023. Mammoth mountain is again accumulating heavy snows with a foot a day for 7 days in the last storm.  California is drought free today as new ARs are pounding the coast again this winter triggering flash floods and debris flows in this saturated ground.  The Colorado River Basin continues to benefit from these snowstorms from Colorado to Wyoming and Utah. Early season NRCS snow water equivalent SWE is running from 100 to 120% of normal.  The May 19, 2024 had from 98 to 250%.

 

NRCS Basin Data:  https://nwcc-apps.sc.egov.usda.gov/imap/#version=169&elements=&networks=!&states=!&basins=!&hucs=&minElevation=&maxElevation=&elementSelectType=any&activeOnly=true&activeForecastPointsOnly=false&hucLabels=false&hucIdLabels=false&hucParameterLabels=true&stationLabels=&overlays=&hucOverlays=2&basinOpacity=75&basinNoDataOpacity=25&basemapOpacity=100&maskOpacity=0&mode=data&openSections=dataElement,parameter,date,basin,options,elements,location,networks&controlsOpen=true&popup=&popupMulti=&popupBasin=&base=esriNgwm&displayType=basinstation&basinType=6&dataElement=WTEQ&depth=-8&parameter=PCTMED&frequency=DAILY&duration=I&customDuration=&dayPart=E&monthPart=E&forecastPubDay=1&forecastExceedance=50&useMixedPast=true&seqColor=1&divColor=7&scaleType=D&scaleMin=&scaleMax=&referencePeriodType=POR&referenceBegin=1991&referenceEnd=2020&minimumYears=20&hucAssociations=true&relativeDate=-1&lat=43.728&lon=-104.797&zoom=5.0

 

Atmospheric River forecast by Marty Ralph’s team:

 

https://cw3e.ucsd.edu/iwv-and-ivt-forecasts/

 

An important component of the Grand Solar Minimum is an increase in clouds due to its impact on our solar system’s magnetosphere and increased numbers of deep space cosmic rays penetrating our upper atmosphere and generating cloud condensation nuclei.  Clouds produce many complex phenomena ranging from cooling as solar radiation is reflected back to space, to surface warming as heat is retained at night and radiational cooling is reduced under stratus and in fog.   On a large scale temperature gradients control the winds and jet stream dynamics.  Clouds also impact the sea surface temperature SST which can have profound impacts on the Earth’s energy budget from the El Niño  and La Niña to Jet stream intensity and location.  NASA is now predicting a solar maximum of cycle 25 by January 2024 with some CMEs.  Like the one that gave us the beautiful Auroras last week.  Note: current climate models fail to adequately simulate clouds; hence, a serious limit to their long term predictions.  The primary critical impact of the GSM is late spring frosts and early fall frosts that limit the growing season.  it is difficult for long term models to predict these critical events accurately.

 

Volcanic activity has increased dramatically in November 2023 with two stratovolcanoes pumping huge amounts of volcanic ash into the stratosphere in the northern Hemisphere from Kamchatka, and the tropics from New Guinea.  Iceland’s seismic activity also increased significantly and resulted in a small volcanic eruption.  Stratospheric volcanic dust from volcanoes cause significant atmospheric cooling.  During the Little Ice Age there were many volcanoes associated with the Milankovitch Cycle that also contributed to the cooling.  Japan had a devastating earthquake in the last weeks.

 

During the winter, low clouds can keep the polar regions warmer, thus reducing the N-S temperature gradient that may lead to a weaker jet stream and a meridional flow.  This wavy N-S flow enhances the warm and cold sectors of storms and hence, extreme temperature swings. Thus far this winter we have a very wavy jet steam.  Have a look at my album’s examples.

 

The  La Niña has formed as of 6/19/24.  NCAR scientists called for a severe winter.  Thus far, the Ontario-Hudson Bay 700 mb low has been pulling cold air south into the East much like last winter.  Note: the eastern N American low gyrates in the Jet, hence its impact varies. The West and High Plains are on the western edge of the deep cold air, hence, they have brief cold blasts and may benefit from the Pacific ARs heavy snow; however, they will enjoy somewhat warmer winter temperatures than the NE.  The Sudden Stratospheric Warming - SSW was predicted to pull extremely cold air into the entire US by mid-January and again in February and March.  This verified quite nicely in January - burr !  We’ll see how March goes.  It would appear that CHINA and Asia have been hit the hardest with severe cold weather this season and are now warming.

 


Dr. Valentina Zharkova, a solar expert from the Ukraine, talks about the sun’s impact on the el Niño in her interview below.  She reviews the Grand Solar Minimum and solar system impacts on climate variability.  

 

Valentina Zharkova’s interview at the end of this link provides a comprehensive review of the GSM physics from an expert in this field.  Dr. Zharkova reviews the physics, mathematics, and relationships of solar cycles, orbital mechanics, magnetosphere impacts, volcano cycles, and el Nino cycles related to the earth’s inclination…

 

https://electroverse.info/coldest-may-80n-greenland-gains-warmer-in-the-past-zharkova-interview/

 

Her primary web site:  https://solargsm.com/

 

 September recorded increases in SMB occurred +6 GT and +10 GT on 1 and 2 Sept respectively setting new records and again this week with 8-10 GT.  The accumulated SMB curve dropped to normal in December-February and is now below normal.  see:
 
http://polarportal.dk/en/greenland/surface-conditions/

 

and

 

https://www.windy.com/-New-snow-snowAccu?snowAccu,next3d,69.945,22.148,4,i:pressure,m:fDTafyg  
 

 

The northern jet stream is weakening with many short meridional - wavy N-S flows.    Short waves trigger storms as they become more frequent and more powerful.  Their wind shear can still spin up tornadoes in convective storms normally seen in spring and fall.  Omega blocking ridges control the speed of system movement around the hemisphere.

 

See:
https://www.windy.com/-Show---add-more-layers/overlays?awp_0_40,34.089,20.303,4,i:pressure,m:ff3agyK  

 

see: http://polarportal.dk/en/greenland/surface-conditions/  

 

Snow:
https://www.windy.com/-New-snow-snowAccu?snowAccu,next10d,74.902,-40.649,4,i:pressure,m:fOdadW1

 

Rain:
 https://www.windy.com/-Rain-accumulation-rainAccu?rainAccu,next10d,51.944,-74.399,4,i:pressure

 


Japan and N Korea are hot.


TropicalTidbits.com  (forecast models) also gives you a look at the temperature departures from normal associated with these storms.  You can see the warm and cold sectors - the normal variations of global temperature.

 

The Himalayas had heavy snow on the peaks with most areas receiving 1-3 m throughout the winter.  The Tibetan Plateau is high ~3-5 km msl with new snow from the Himalaya to Shan ranges. Total snow on the ground on 9/3/23 still ranged from 0.5 to 5 m. This high elevation massif is a major factor controlling global weather patterns.  Its unusual snowfall this summer may have a significant impact.  The Hindukusch have had significant snows of 0.5-2.0 m again this winter.  Delhi set cold records, northern India and Pakistan had record snows in April and a deadly storm in early May.   

 

Southern hemisphere jet is intensifying as the sun marched north cooling the Antarctic.  It is now driving several large deep storms (976 to 936 mb) circling the Antarctic. Antarctic still has large areas in the interior below -40 to -65º C as measured in Windy’s satellite surface temperatures - even this January was reporting below -40ºC - a year without summer.   On 3 Sept the South Pole reported -74.9ºC (-102ºF) and -80ºC at Vostok…  Last week as the Antarctic begins cooling into Fall. Vostok broke -50ºC in December and -60 in March. This week the temperature again fell below -100ºF.   Howling blizzards are still circling the Antarctic coast with 30 to 50 kt winds near these storms.  The Ross Sea and Weddell Sea are 100% and 100% sea Ice covered respectively.  SEA ICE is now increasing rapidly.  McMurdo Base has been quite cold at -19 to -25ºC setting records and grounding aircraft in September.  Temperatures in the Antarctic are cooling, and remaining significantly below normal. This week McMurdo rose to -19º C. The Antarctic set a November record cold of -60ºC.  December and now January are setting new cold summer records: On Jan 4, 2024, the minimums at Concordia, JASE2007 AWS and Vostok were all, once again, below -40C, coming in at -40.8C, -40.2C and -40.1C, respectively.  The South Pole set its 3rd coldest March record at -60ºC this week.The sun is moving N, so the cold is settling in down under.  South Georgia Island had snows reaching 72-137 cm this week.  May is setting fall records.

 


Southern Africa set cold records and snow as deep cyclonic storms march across the South Atlantic pumping Antarctic Air northward.  Even Madagascar and Reunion Island set new cold records and had some snow in October 2023. Record snow fell in late October 2023.
 
AUSTRALIA has had a variety of summer weather and now is turning cold as Antarctic highs set new cold records in April and May and are continuing to set cold records.  Sydney set a new cold summer record when it failed to reach 32ºC (89.6ºF) in December 2022. Australia’s Victoria and South Australia had some much below normal temperatures and cold records to -2.7ºC.  Western Australia cooled as the Antarctic waves moved north. Frosts developed in Queensland and the NW Territories - in subtropical Australia!  This week large areas of Australia continued to have heavy rain : Darwin 150-500 mm, N Queensland had 95-162 mm as tropical cyclones hit. However, much of Australia had significant rains: Canberra 50 mm. Alice Springs remained cool at 20-25 ºC. Normally we see 30 to 45ºC in the satellite surface temperatures on windy.com but Alice Springs remained in the 20s with a couple 40ºC days. The cloud top temperatures near Darwin were -80ºC in deep thunderstorms.  Last week a major Antarctic cold front moved northward over Australia triggering heavy rains up to Alice Springs.  Monthly cold records were set in March.  Note: Jennifer Marohasy discusses Australian forecasts and observations every week.

 

JENNIFER MAROHASY’s latest: https://jennifermarohasy.com/2024/01/cyclone-jasper-bom-forecasting-getting-to-the-truth/

 


Note: 2023 was the first time since 1987 when  Australia’s mountains had snow on the ground all year.  The mean February temperature was 0.2ºC below normal making the summer mean temp 0.5ºC below normal. New Zealand continues to increase snows over the South Island with  1-2 m and heavy rain at low elevations on the West coast 57-260 mm.  Note: October 25-30, 2023 the interior of Australia had satellite surface temperatures from 10 to 31ºC - spring was here with a few cool highs..

 

https://www.windy.com/-New-snow-snowAccu?snowAccu,next10d,-66.653,-60.776,4,i:pressure,m:NPaelA  

 

For those interested in understanding the current weather, I have documented events in the Albums showing model, satellite, radar, images.

 

New 2/26/24
Winter 2024:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/DdoiQp1TL7DGMC1B7

 

EPOCH TIMES 5/1/24:


JOURNALIST REPORTS WITH REFEREED PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS:
Link:  Climate change article:
https://www.theepochtimes.com/opinion/ominous-rumblings-from-the-climate-change-cult-5553549

 

Earth’s Future -mass extinction history
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1029/2022EF003336

 

Temp as F(CO2)
https://www.ssb.no/en/natur-og-miljo/forurensning-og-klima/artikler/to-what-extent-are-temperature-levels-changing-due-to-greenhouse-gas-emissions/_/attachment/inline/5a3f4a9b-3bc3-4988-9579-9fea82944264:f63064594b9225f9d7dc458b0b70a646baec3339/DP1007.pdf

 

UK energy policy:

 

https://www.realclearenergy.org/articles/2023/12/20/britains_net_zero_disaster_and_the_wind_power_scam_1000250.html

 

Aerosol demasking enhances climate warming over South Asia
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41612-023-00367-6. .

 

Anthropogenic aerosols mask the climate warming caused by greenhouse gases (GHGs). In the absence of observational constraints, large uncertainties plague the estimates of this masking effect. Here we used the abrupt reduction in anthropogenic emissions observed during the COVID-19 societal slow-down to characterize the aerosol masking effect over South Asia. During this period, the aerosol loading decreased substantially and our observations reveal that the magnitude of this aerosol demasking corresponds to nearly three-fourths of the CO2-induced radiative forcing over South Asia. Concurrent measurements over the northern Indian Ocean unveiled a ~7% increase in the earth’s surface-reaching solar radiation (surface brightening). Aerosol-induced atmospheric solar heating decreased by ~0.4 K d−1. Our results reveal that under clear sky conditions, anthropogenic emissions over South Asia lead to nearly 1.4 W m−2 heating at the top of the atmosphere during the period March–May. A complete phase-out of today’s fossil fuel combustion to zero-emission renewables would result in rapid aerosol demasking, while the GHGs linger on.

 

Global temperatures, CO2 concentrations and oceans
Allan T. Emrén
Published Online:June 30, 2023pp 401-412   https://doi.org/10.1504/IJGW.2023.132276

 


Abstract
During the past 170 years, temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations have increased. Published data on global temperature, CO2 data, and data on sea ice in the Arctic have been investigated. It is seen that support for human activities causing the observed increases is weak. It is found that the rate of change in CO2 concentration is controlled by global temperature rather than vice versa. To stop the growing concentration, the temperature has first to be decreased by about 1.4 K. This makes it questionable if attempts by humans to modify the global temperature, or the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere will give any noticeable result. A correlation is found between seasonal variations in CO2 concentrations and Arctic sea ice quantities. The present increase in CO2 concentration and temperature is similar to one 55 million years ago, indicating that the Earth passed a 'tipping point' around 1750.
https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/abs/10.1504/IJGW.2023.132276
…….

 

WSJ: How Climate Policy Went Wrong:

 


https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-climate-policy-went-wrong-new-aerosal-study-energy-subsidies-carbon-tax-4e437371?mod=opinion_lead_pos8

 

Electroverse provides an excellent source of extremes not reported in the MSM:

Latest Extremes: 24 JUNE 2024


Queensland Freeze Breaks 32-Year Record; Record Cold British Columbia; Heat Index Obfuscations; + New Study Identifies Antarctica’s Record Winter Cold
June 18, 2024 Cap Allon
Queensland Freeze Breaks 32-Year Record
Eastern Australia’s unusual chill has busted a 32-year record in Queensland and also blanketed a 640 km (400 mile) stretch of the state in frost, so reports couriermail.com.au.
On Sunday, Brisbane Airport recorded 2.6C (36.7F), the coldest June temperature since 1992. The Scenic Rim and Darling Downs regions saw temperatures plunge to -5C (23F) and beyond, setting new monthly record lows for June.

The frost extended over 640km, reaching as far north as Mackay and covering the Darling Downs, Burnett, and Wide Bay regions. Such extensive frost coverage is highly unusual for Queensland, with its northern reaches enjoying a tropical climate.
Meteorologists are attributing this ongoing ‘cold snap’ to clear skies, dry air, and light winds, which allowed temperatures to drop significantly overnight. The cold air mass settled over the region, creating ideal conditions for frost formation.
Queensland residents have donned winter clothing typically reserved for southern parts of the country, continues the Courier Mail article, while farmers are working hard to protect crops from frost damage.
Temperatures have also struggled across Victoria and South Australia, with locales experiencing their coldest June days in decades, according to Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) data.


https://electroverse.info/queensland-freeze-breaks-32-year-record-record-cold-british-columbia-heat-index-obfuscations-new-study-identifies-antarcticas-record-winter-cold/ 


BoM senior forecaster Angus Hines said the frigid temps were showing no signs of letting up, in what was proving to be an unusually persistent chill.
“It’s quite a long time, actually,” he said.  “We’ve had a chilly weekend, but the weather pattern is going to keep feeding in those chilly conditions through most of the rest of this week.”
Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be the worst, according to Hines, with widespread areas of morning frost forecast for Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, and the ACT.

Record Cold British Columbia
Environment Canada reports an unseasonably cool air mass over British Columbia, breaking multiple temperature records, including some dating back about 70 years.
Temperatures in the Trail area fell to 4C (39.2F) on Sunday, breaking the previous record of 4.4C (39.9F) set back in 1954.
In Bella Bella, the minimum dropped to 3.9C (39F), pipping the old record of 4C (39.2F) set ten years ago.
While in Kelowna, a new low daily maximum of 13.3C (55.9F) was notched, besting the 15C (59F) from way back in 1906.
Additional records for low daily maximum temperatures were set across the likes of Penticton and Princeton, both of which reset records established in 1939. Other locations, including Summerland (1987), Sparwood, Nakusp, Merritt, and Kamloops (1991), also set new low daily maximum temperatures as descending Arctic air crashed the summer party.
Lytton, for example, reached a maximum of just 15.2C (59.4F), breaking its previous record of 15.4C (59.7F) set in 2014.
Tuesday will see the anomalous cold march eastward out of B.C. and into the neighboring provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, no doubt breaking June-records there and all.
‘Blues’ and ‘purples’ will also sink well-south of the border, challenging records from Montana and Washington, all the way down through Nevada and Utah, and also Arizona…

Heat Index Obfuscations
America’s cold outbreak hasn’t made it to our favorite mainstream news outlet, they’re busy exaggerating localized heat and standard summer warmth:
When ordinary temperatures aren’t quite doing it, the “heat index” is used to ramp-up the climate anxiety.
Attempting to define how hot it feels when both temperature and humidity are considered, the heat index has notable inaccuracies. It often overestimates the perceived temperature, especially outside typical ranges or in varying conditions like wind and sunlight.
Climate alarmists routinely use the heat index to exaggerate global warming. By emphasizing higher perceived temperatures rather than actual ones, they can make the current conditions appear more extreme — as the New York Times has done above.
This tactic stirs up undue fear and urgency among the gullible, skewing public perception of the climate data.
The lead weather story in America this week in’t heat, it’s anomalous summer chills.

New Study Identifies Antarctica’s Record Winter Cold
Despite 2023 being the “hottest year ever!”, Antarctica experienced extreme cold in late winter (July and August), as detailed in a new study published in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences on June 13.
In late winter 2023, Antarctica saw unprecedented cold temperatures across various regions.
The Antarctic Meteorological Research and Data Center noted record lows at both staffed and automatic weather stations, including those in East Antarctica, the Ross Ice Shelf, and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Kunlun Station, for example, logged its lowest-ever temperature at -79.4C (-110.9F).
Taking August 2023, numerous locations across the continent experienced extreme lows. Margaret AWS endured -66.4C (-87.5F), the second-coldest minimum ever recorded in its region. Other notable records include Vito AWS on the Ross Ice Shelf with -61.1C (-78.0F), Willie Field on Ross Island with -59.9C (-75.8F), and Erin in West Antarctica with -53.2C (-63.8F).
The study identified four distinct cold phases from mid-July to late August 2023, phases characterized by strong negative anomalies in the mid-tropospheric atmosphere. Negative 500-hPa geopotential height anomalies were prominent over regions that experienced extreme cold, such as East Antarctica and the Ross Ice Shelf. The atmospheric conditions during these phases included southerly flows and calm weather patterns, contributing to the freezes severity.
Temperatures below -50C (-58F) severely disrupted essential flight operations to key research stations, risking hydraulic failure and fuel gelling in aircraft. The WINFLY (winter fly-in) period was particularly affected, delaying the arrival of cargo, supplies, and personnel to McMurdo Station.
Antarctica has shown cooling since 1979, with the South Pole experiencing its coldest-ever winter (April-Sept) in 2021.
The South Pole’s cold persisted through 2022. November of that year averaged -40.4C (-40.7F), making for the the coldest Nov since 1987, while December 2022 averaged -29.1C (-20.4F), the coldest Dec since 2006.
In January 2023, Vostok saw -48.7C (-55.7F), its lowest Jan reading since records began in 1957. Concordia tied its lowest January temperature that month, of -48.5C (-55.3F).
Antarctica’s cold trend continued through March, with the continent logging its coldest early-year reading ever.
July 2023 saw Earth’s lowest temperature since 2017, and August 2023 at Vostok averaged -71.2C (-96.2F), the coldest since 2002. Several sites set new all-time records last August, as mentioned, including Vito AWS, Willie Field, and Erin.
In September, Vostok recorded a low of -80.6C (-113.1F), the lowest Sept reading since 2012.
October saw the South Pole average an anomalous -52.8C (-63.0F).
And then November 2023 brought Vostok’s coldest November in 40 years.
The freeze has persisted into 2024.
Vostok and the South Pole reported significant deviations below normal for the months of January, February, and March. Their averages for January, for example, came in at -2.4C (-27.7F) and -3.2C (-26.2F) below normal, respectively.
And as recently as April 2024, a new low of -77C (-106.6F) was set at Concordia, while Vostok saw -75.5C (-103.9F). While the month over all was another colder-than-average one for both Vostok and the South Pole, the seventh in a row, with 3.1C and -2.2C below the norm, respectively.
Antarctica’s persistent and extreme cold points to the complexity of Earth’s climate system, emphasizing that can’t be “CO2 what did it”. The continent’s extensive ice cover, coupled with the consistently low temperatures, suggests that Antarctic ice isn’t in any danger of ‘melting away’ as the mainstream scientific community might have us believe. Recent measurements indicate a recovery in Antarctic sea ice extent, aligning with levels from the 1980s.
For more on Antarctica, click the articles below:


Fresh Snowfall Hits Northwestern Peaks; Cold Records Fall In Montana And Alberta; Frosts Hit The Aussie Tropics; Michael Mann: Tool of the Establishment; + Three Big Sunspots
June 19, 2024 Cap Allon
Fresh Snowfall Hits Northwestern Peaks
As many Americans plan for the Fourth of July, mountain peaks in the northwest are experiencing unseasonable snowfall.
Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, Oregon, reported 7 inches of fresh snow on Sunday.
The storm also hit Silver Mountain in Kellogg, Idaho, blanketing Kellogg Peak under an unseasonal layer.
The snow disrupted the North American Enduro Cup (NAEC) races, forcing the cancellation or alteration of multiple stages.
As the storm moves east, peaks in Montana, Wyoming, and parts of Colorado are expected to see up to a foot by Thursday.
Cold Records Fall In Montana And Alberta
Western North America has held cold this week.
Billings, Montana posted its lowest-ever temperature for the date on Tuesday, while north of the border, in southern Alberta, at least seven communities set new cold records for June there with some breaking benchmarks that had stood for over a century.
Despite the chilly start to the week, summer-like warmth should return by Saturday. Increasingly, wild fluctuations are proving the theme, swings between extremes. Alberta saw 30cm of snow on Tuesday, just days out from the 30C forecast on the summer solstice.


Frosts Hit The Aussie Tropics
Chasing the cold records set earlier in the week, Australia’s southeast has continued to shiver through Wednesday, with numerous locales experiencing their coldest June morning in at least 20 years.
A Tasman Low is shipping icy southerly winds over eastern Australia this week, and a high-pressure system is causing temperatures to plummet under clear skies.
Listed below a few of the latest benchmarks to fall…
Tasmania
Smithton recorded -4.5C (23.9F), the lowest temperature there since records began in 1962.
King Island saw -0.1C (31.8F), the coldest since July 2020.
Victoria
Westmere dropped to -5.7C (21.7F), a record since 2006.
Sheoaks recorded -2C (28.4F), the coldest June temp in 29 years.
Omeo hit -6.4C (20.5F), the coldest since 1995.
Melbourne recorded 1.4C (34.5F), the coldest in nearly two years, with Melbourne Airport matching its coldest June morning since 1996 at 0.2C (32.4F).
Mortlake Racecourse fell to -3.5C (25.7F), the coldest June morning in 28 years.
Bendigo saw -3.9C (25F), its coldest reading since August 2013.
New South Wales
Griffith Airport hit -4C (24.8F), the coldest temp since August 2018.
Queensland
And as the headline of this section suggest, frosts were noted in the tropics.
The town of Tambo, QLD dropped to -5.6C (21.9F), smashing a 42-year record there.
For all concerned, the wind chill made it feel some 4C to 6C colder, with Sydney feeling like 1C (33.8F) and Melbourne feeling like -2.3C (27.9F). Daytime highs struggled to reach 16C (60.8F) in Sydney, Hobart, and Melbourne.

 

Historical Context of the Heatwave
(Data compiled by Chris Martz)
Atlanta, Georgia:
Tue 6/18: 89°F / record: 101°F (1944)
Wed 6/19: 89°F / record: 99°F (1933)
Thu 6/20: 90°F / record: 98°F (1933)
Fri 6/21: 93°F / record: 98°F (1933)
Sat 6/22: 97°F / record: 98°F (1964, 2022)
Sun 6/23: 97°F / record: 99°F (1930, 1944)
Mon 6/25: 95°F / record: 99°F (1930, 1988)
Chicago, Illinois:
Tue 6/18: 93°F / record: 98°F (1954)
Wed 6/19: 95°F / record: 102°F (1953)
Thu 6/20: 89°F / record: 104°F (1988)
Fri 6/21: 92°F / record: 101°F (1988)
Sat 6/22: 96°F / record: 97°F (1988)
Sun 6/23: 86°F / record: 97°F (1930)
Mon 6/24: 85°F / record: 97°F (1937, 1953)
New York City, NY:
Tue 6/18: 89°F / record: 95°F (1929)
Wed 6/19: 91°F / record: 98°F (1994)
Thu 6/20: 94°F / record: 98°F (1923)
Fri 6/21: 94°F / record: 97°F (1953, 1988)
Sat 6/22: 88°F / record: 98°F (1988)
Sun 6/23: 89°F / record: 96°F (1888)
Mon 6/24: 87°F / record: 96°F (1888)
Oklahoma City, OK:
Tue 6/18: 87°F / record: 104°F (2011)
Wed 6/19: 89°F / record: 101°F (1918, 1953, 2011)
Thu 6/20: 86°F / record: 104°F (1918, 1953)
Fri 6/21: 91°F / record: 104°F (1936, 1988)
Sat 6/22: 95°F / record: 107°F (1936)
Sun 6/23: 97°F / record: 101°F (1925, 1933, 1934)
Mon 6/24: 98°F / record: 104°F (1911)

St. Louis, MO:
Tue 6/18: 91°F / record: 101°F (2021)
Wed 6/19: 95°F / record: 105°F (1936)
Thu 6/20: 96°F / record: 103°F (1953)
Fri 6/21: 98°F / record: 99°F (1988)
Sat 6/22: 99°F / record: 102°F (1930)
Sun 6/23: 94°F / record: 101°F (1930)
Mon 6/24: 95°F / record: 102°F (1988)
Washington, D.C.:
Tue 6/18: 92°F / record: 97°F (1944)
Wed 6/19: 89°F / record: 99°F (1994)
Thu 6/20: 92°F / record: 99°F (1931)
Fri 6/21: 96°F / record: 99°F (2012)
Sat 6/22: 97°F / record: 101°F (1988)
Sun 6/23: 97°F / record: 98°F (1988)
Mon 6/24: 93°F / record: 100°F (2010)

 

Montana’s Record Lows and Snows; Global Snow Roundup; + Surprise Noctilucent Clouds Persist
June 20, 2024 Cap Allon
Montana’s Record Lows and Snows
An invasion of Arctic air has led to record low temperatures and rare snows in Montana this week.
On Tuesday, Billings registered 38F (3.3C), breaking the old 1939 record. Then on Wednesday, the city logged 39F (3.9C), besting the previous 1946 benchmark of 42F (5.6C).
Additional records fell across the state on June 19:
Jackson: thermometers read 24F (-4.4C) Wednesday morning, felling a daily record.
Driggs: 25F (-3.9C) set a new benchmark here.
Cut Bank: 33F (0.6C) beat the previous record of 34F (1.1C) from 1972
Great Falls: 34F (1.1C) broke the old record of 38F (3.3C) set in 1902 and 2001
Missoula: 35F (1.7C) tied the 1996 record
Lewistown: 34F (1.1C) tied the old record from 1978
Miles City: 37F (2.8C) easily bested the 41F (5C) set in 2020
A few higher elevation spots, such as Showdown Montana ski area near Neihart, received several inches of mid-June snow.
Looking ahead, something of a warm-up is expected this weekend, before temperatures risk crashing back below average during the second half of next:


https://electroverse.info/montanas-record-lows-and-snows-global-snow-roundup-surprise-noctilucent-clouds-persist/ 


The story this week is ‘anomalous June chill’, and it looks set to be story next week and all.
Despite this, AGW Party lackeys are ramping up the fear over a few pockets of pretty standard summer heat.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul has said that these are “temperatures we have not seen in our lifetime,” and CNN fave, Dr. Michael Mann has stated that this “heat dome” is part of an increasing trend in “unprecedented extreme weather events.”
The forecast temperature anomalies for mid-week, when Hochul and Mann made there claims, are shown below:
Global Snow Roundup
Impressive snow totals have been posted across numerous global destinations.
This roundup aims to provide a comprehensive review of conditions and updates from key winter sports locations worldwide.
Record Snowfall in South America
Portillo in Chile reported 113 cm snow in 24 hours this week, with totals at 325 cm (10.7 ft) before the season’s official start.
Exceptional June falls have been the theme across many South American resorts, making for a historically early start.
Valle Nevado and La Parva, for example, saw 1.5m (5 ft) in 48 hours, enabling these resorts to open far earlier than planned.
New Zealand Ski Season
Three centers —Cardrona, Mt Hutt, and The Remarkables— have opened despite initial rain delays.
Cold temperatures and fresh snowfall have improved conditions greatly across New Zealand’s South Island, with Cardrona receiving an additional dumping since opening.
These centers have seen a promising start, providing solid early-season conditions.
Improved Conditions in Australia
Owing to the recent spate of record low temperatures, recent snowfalls have also enhanced terrain at Aussie ski resorts.
Falls Creek opened Wombat’s Ramble, while Perisher, with 26 cm (10.2 inches) of fresh snow, has the most terrain open.
The cold weather has also facilitated extensive snowmaking efforts, ensuring good coverage.
Afriski in Lesotho
The only outdoor ski center open in African continent, Afriski, has its main run and a terrain park operational.
Timberline, Oregon
Timberline remains the last open ski resort in North America, offering a few miles of slopes.
Despite being midsummer, the resort continues to provide skiing opportunities, with fresh snowfall reported on high peaks in the Rockies and Pacific Northwest.
Europe
Several glacier ski areas, including Hintertux in Austria and Zermatt in Switzerland, remain open thanks to a hisfresh June snowfall.
Les 2 Alpes in France is set to open for summer skiing with one of the deepest snowpacks ever recorded there.
Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent, as per ECCC, is currently well-above 1998-2011 norms, and on the increase:

Polar Blast Hits Australian Alps; They Said… + Prepare For Less
June 21, 2024 Cap Allon
Polar Blast Hits Australian Alps
Thermometers in Eastern Australia took a further step down Thursday, with the Aussie Alps posting freezing lows.
The combination of extremely dry and cold air, clear skies, and light winds overnight caused temperatures to plummet across the Australian Alps and surrounding areas.
Temperatures in the highland areas of both Victoria and New South Wales sank below -8C (17.6F), marking some of the lowest readings in years.
Mount Hotham hit a frigid -8.3C (17.1F), the lowest temperature recorded in the state of Victoria for six years. While in New South Wales, Khancoban equaled its lowest temperature in six years with a nippy -3.8C (25.2F).


https://electroverse.info/polar-blast-hits-australian-alps-they-said-prepare-for-less/ 


Other notable minimum temperatures on Thursday included the -9C (15.8F) at Thredbo Village, the -8.9C (16F) at Cooma Airport, the -8.1C (17.4F) at Perisher Valley, the -4.5C (23.9F) at Falls Creek, and the -4.4C (24.1F) at Omeo
Despite it being too dry for natural snow, the frigid conditions created the perfect setup for snowmaking.
“With the Winter Solstice almost upon us, we’re feeling the full brunt of winter’s cold, enabling our snowmaking crews to excel in their operations,” said John Palmer, Falls Creek Ski Lift Company Mountain Operations Manager.
The Australian Alps are forecast natural snow now through Saturday as lingering polar air combines with incoming moisture.
The benchmarks continued to fall at lower elevations and all Thursday, both monthly and even all-time records. I’ve listed a handful below.

Smithton, Tasmania
Temperature: -4.5C (-40.1F)
Viewbank, Victoria
Temperature: -1.9C (28.58F)
Record: 0.6C below 2013 June record
POR: Since 2013

Omeo
Temperature: -6.4C (20.48F)
Record: 0.1C below 2016 record

Strahan, Tasmania
Temperature: -2.9C (26.78F)
Record: Just 0.1C above all-time record
POR: 52 years

 

Record: 0.3C below 1982 all-time record / 0.6C below 2015 June record
Period of Record (POR): 61 years

Griffith
Temperature: -4C (24.8F)
Record: Ties 2007 June record
POR: 49 years

They Said…
They said European glaciers would vanish.
Below is comparison of France’s Mont Buet (June 14, 2009 vs June 16, 2024):
Six years ago this week, they said we only have five years left to save the planet.
Needless to say, Earth is coping just fine.
They said the polar bears would die, they’ve thriving. They said the Arctic would melt away, it’s expanding. They said the Great Barrier Reef would bleach into nothingness, it is breaking records. All of it, either exaggerations, obfuscations or outright lies.
Yet there are grown adults who still believe warmth = bad:

Prepare For Less
The AGW Party is an arm of the wider globalist movement, where money and power are removed from public hands and funneled up to a select, self-anointed few.
The propaganda is everywhere you turn, conditioning us for a future of less.
From Dutch news this week, “The Netherlands will have to get rid of the idea that electricity is available to everyone at all times”:


Canada Hit With Extremes; Swiss Glacier Recovery; Ski Season Delays In S. America After Record Snow; Coldest Start To Winter In Decades For Parts Of Australia; + “Net Zero Averted Temperature Increase”
June 24, 2024 Cap Allon
Canada Hit With Extremes
Weather patterns in Canada have brought both record-breaking heat and cold.
Recently, Western Canada has experienced significant June snowfall and record cold while Eastern Canada has faced an early taste of summer. Last Wednesday alone, Alberta set 13 new record low temperatures, with Hendrickson Creek dropping to -2.7C (27.1F). Simultaneously, heat records were slain in Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces.


https://electroverse.info/canada-hit-with-extremes-swiss-glacier-recovery-ski-season-delays-in-s-america-after-record-snow-coldest-start-to-winter-in-decades-for-parts-of-australia-net-zero-averted-temperature-increas/ 


Ken Dosanjh, a meteorologist at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), noted that while fluctuations in atmospheric circulation are normal, the recent extremes are unusual. Kerri Lang, a warning preparedness meteorologist for ECCC, echoed Dosanjh, saying the current situation is distinguished by the intensity of these extremes, which are breaking all-time records.
A key factor in these weather patterns is the jet stream, which separates colder air to the north from warmer air to the south.
Typically, it flows west to east in a relatively straight line. However, scientists, as reported by mainstream outlets such as cbc.ca even, say the jet stream has become less stable and more wavy, contributing to the recent weather extremes.
As the jet stream dips across Canada, it is causing heat in the east (below the jet stream) and cold in the west (above it).
Some researchers suggest that prolonged periods of low solar activity could be responsible for weakening the jet stream.
During the Maunder Minimum, a notable period of diminished solar activity, Europe and North America experienced some of the coldest winters in documented history.
A weakened jet stream played a huge part in this, as it shifted from its typical zonal flow (west-east) to a more meridional flow (north-south). This change allowed Arctic air masses to penetrate much further south than usual, causing extended cold spells and significant cooling across the affected regions. Conversely, on the flip side, extreme heat was also a theme, such as in Siberia.
There are many studies underscoring the influence of solar activity on the jet stream.
Click below for a deeper dive:

Swiss Glacier Recovery
Swiss glaciers have been enjoyed a season of heavy snowfall, drastically improving their condition, so says Matthias Huss, head of the Swiss Glaciological Survey Network (GLAMOS).
In a recent post on X, Huss noted that at the summer solstice, the state of Swiss glaciers is better than it has been in many years. Earlier in June, Huss described the weather this year as a “blessing” for Swiss glaciers.
A report by GLAMOS at the end of May indicated that glaciers across Switzerland had snow cover well above the average, with depths ranging from 3 to 6 meters (10 to 2- feet).
Surveys of 14 Swiss glaciers, extrapolated to all 1,400 glaciers in the country, showed about 31% more snow at the end of April compared to the average from 2010 to 2020.
This story is one shared across the European Alps this winter: heavy and persistent snow, even into summer.
Even in July, Europe’s anomalous cold and high-elevation snow looks set to continue. Following a brief burst of warmth come the final days of June, summer’s chill (and mountain snow) is forecast to return the following week, by July 4:

Ski Season Delays In S. America After Record Snow
Comparable to North America’s record-smashing snow season of 2022-23, South America is experiencing its own potentially legendary ski year with unprecedented snowfall burying the slopes of Chile and Argentina.
Skiers at Ski Portillo, Chile, have been greeted by remarkable early powder, notching 13 feet (as of late last week). Similarly, Las Leñas, Argentina, has been inundated with snow, receiving 19 feet so far. Due to the excessive dumpings, road closures, and high avalanche danger, both resorts have had to delay their official openings.
Portillo did manage a weekends-only on the 1st and 2nd of June, but heavy storms have put pay to all further pre-season dates. Las Leñas likewise had plans to open for a pre-season launch but had to delay due to extreme avalanche risk.
Even more snow is expected in the coming days, with forecasts predicting an additional 2-5 feet across South America.

David Owen, founder of PowderQuest, noted, “It’s close to the best start we have ever seen in our 25 years guiding here.” With more snow on the way, records for June snowfall at many ski areas in Chile and Argentina seem likely to be broken.
South America’s ski season began robustly in May when Patagonia posted historic snowfall. Catedral Alta Patagonia in Argentina seized the opportunity for an early pre-season opening from May 9th to 11th. “Locals were calling it ‘Magic May,'” Owen said, and June has continued the trend with non-stop snow across most ski areas.
Despite the delays at Las Leñas and Portillo, spirits remain high. Owen shared, “Everyone is so pumped to have such an early start. Huge bases and deep powder are a dream for all of us. Hopefully, it continues!”

Coldest Start To Winter In Decades For Parts Of Australia
Parts of Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria are experiencing their coldest start to winter in decades with temperatures expected to stay low for the foreseeable as another polar air mass traverses across the country this week.
Dean Narramore, a senior meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), reported that great swathes of southeastern Australia held some 5C below the winter average last week.
Numerous locations logged their lowest June temperatures on record.
To name just a handful, Thangool and Tambo in Queensland, as well as Omeo, Viewbank, and Echuca in Victoria, all experienced unprecedented June cold. The peaks also shivered with Mount Hotham seeing -8.3C (17.1F), Victoria’s coldest temp since 2018.
Narramore noted that SE Australia is experiencing its coldest start to winter in a decade, likely since the mid-2010s, but perhaps even earlier.
Frost as far north as Mackay and inland parts of Townsville have been noted, historic events that the BoM say was the result of a low-pressure system in the Tasman Sea combined with a high-pressure system in the Great Australian Bight, which created prolonged southerly winds across southern and eastern Australia.
Looking to this week, a similar polar outbreak is predicted to blow in Tuesday through Thursday, one forecast to deliver some 20 cm (8 inches) of snow to the peaks of Victoria and NWS.
Eyeing further ahead, latest GFS runs see a more robust system moving through Western Australia later next week, spreading to the majority of the country by the end of the week and into the weekend, as July commences, turning the Alpine snow heavier.

 

RICHARD LINDZEN + WILLIAM HAPPER:
“Net Zero Averted Temperature Increase”
Dr. Richard Lindzen is an atmospheric physicist and professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), noted for his contributions to climate dynamics. Dr. William Happer, a physicist and professor emeritus at Princeton University, has an extensive background in atomic physics and has served as the Director of Energy Research at the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. William A. van Wijngaarden, a physicist at York University in Canada, specializes in radiation and its interaction with atmospheric particles and gases.
Their recent paper, published June, 2024, argues that achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 would have an insignificant effect on global temperatures.
Specifically, it estimates that eliminating U.S. CO2 emissions would only avert a 0.0084°C temperature increase, while global net-zero emissions would avert just 0.070°C. Even considering the IPCC’s higher climate sensitivity estimates, the reductions remain minimal, so small that they fall below current measurement capabilities.
The bombshell is based on a climate sensitivity (S) of 0.75°C, lower than the IPCC’s estimate of 3.0°C that includes positive feedbacks. But even when using the higher sensitivity, the averted warming is still minor: 0.034°C for the U.S. and 0.28°C globally.
The paper explains that the warming effect of CO2 is logarithmic, meaning each additional unit of CO2 has a progressively smaller impact. This principle suggests that the cost of reducing CO2 emissions increases disproportionately compared to the benefits. The paper highlights the significant economic and societal costs of achieving net zero, arguing that these costs are not justified by the minimal climate benefits — assuming you consider a slight reduction in warming beneficial in the first place.
The findings support the view that there is no climate crisis necessitating drastic foot-shooting policies. And increasingly, net zero looks to be a weapon of the haves wielded to control the economy and so society, enforcing austerity and privatization. Unquestionably, carbon reduction disproportionately impacts ordinary people while offering negligible environmental benefits, at best.
The paper suggests alternative environmental strategies that balance economic growth and environmental protection without extreme measures, focusing on technology and adaptation rather than an attack on human property via stringent CO2 reduction targets with high economic costs.
Dr. Lindzen, Dr. Happer, and Dr. van Wijngaarden: “There is no climate crisis”.
Full paper linked HERE.
https://co2coalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Net-Zero-Averted-Temperature-Increase-2024-06-11.pdf 

 

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