The Ice Age Cometh! Forget Global Warming!

Eboard10

The Living Force
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Thank you for the summary, that was a very insightful post @iamthatis! I will add the book to my reading list.

The other reason is that in the Northern hemisphere, there is a consistent direction of the prevailing winds due to the Coriolis effect - it blows from East to West. It follows that in the Northern hemisphere, Western coasts are generally warmer because the wind arrives from across the ocean. Ocean winds are always warmer than land winds.
Regarding the Coriolis effect, you said that the wind blows East to West in the Northern Hemisphere but then go to say that the Western coasts are warmer as the winds come from the ocean. Did you mean to say that the wind blows from West to East, i.e. to the right?

I found a chart that shows the direction of the wind depending on the latitude, is this what you're referring to?

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iamthatis

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Thank you for the summary, that was a very insightful post @iamthatis! I will add the book to my reading list.


Regarding the Coriolis effect, you said that the wind blows East to West in the Northern Hemisphere but then go to say that the Western coasts are warmer as the winds come from the ocean. Did you mean to say that the wind blows from West to East, i.e. to the right?

I found a chart that shows the direction of the wind depending on the latitude, is this what you're referring to?

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Woops! Yes, I got my Easts and Wests mixed up. Thank you for the correction.
 
The weather currently near my neck of the woods over the last couple days - cold and rainy with dusting of snow at low elevations. Here’s a sum up of the weather in Northern California:


The freezing temperatures come as a series of rain and snow storms continue to lash the Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada over the last week, resulting in road closures, ski resort shutdowns and travel delays after felling power lines and trees. Flurries fell on the Twin Peaks in San Francisco early Tuesday morning, shortly after snow levels sank to around 500 feet. The UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab also reported on Tuesday morning a new December record of 202.1 inches of snow, shattering the previous record of 179 inches of snow in December 1970 and marking it the third snowiest month on record.
Also, love this article from 26 days ago:


“Winter hasn’t quite arrived in Tahoe yet,” officials wrote in a note about the postponement. “The team will be working nightly and ready to flip the switch when Mother Nature cooperates.”

Move along, nothing to see here…🙃🥶
 

Mari

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After December’s warm spell came Icemageddon​

Alaska has experienced extreme weather since Christmas, with an unusually warm weekend leading to freezing rain and snowstorms
After December’s warm spell came Icemageddon

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A late December warm spell has caused chaos in Alaska, as moisture-soaked winds bombarded the US state with heavy precipitation, causing what the authorities dubbed an “Icemageddon.”
Temperatures rose to record-highs in coastal parts of Alaska last week. On Kodiak Island, they spiked to 67F (19.4C) on Sunday, setting a statewide historic record for December. On Monday, they again broke the 60F(15.5C) benchmark before starting to decrease on Tuesday.
The unusual warmth meant the air could accumulate larger than usual amounts of moisture from the Pacific before dropping it inland as rain and snow. The weather station at the Denali National Park was “literally buried” by a record pileup of snow, the Fairbanks branch of the National Weather Service tweeted.

The precipitation came with torrential winds and other hazards, prompting the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities to dub the situation on the roads “Icemaggedon.”
In many areas, rain poured down on sub-zero temperature roads, quickly freezing and binding with the surface. The icing was as strong as cement, it was reported, and could not be removed by either scraping or chemical melting, owing to the continued cold temperatures.

When combined with low visibility from blizzards, the drift-prone roads in many areas were deemed dangerous even for vehicles equipped for winter driving. Authorities advised residents to refrain from unnecessary travel to keep traffic to a minimum and allow highways to be cleared.

There were also reports of limited power outages, roofs of buildings collapsing under accumulated snow, and other problems due to the freak weather.



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Mari

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They'll be tricky to start in the morning! New cars are delivered to Russian port caked in several inches of ice due to freak weather​

  • Cars were plated with a thick layer of frozen seawater on arrival in Vladivostok
  • Vehicles had to be hoisted off the deck by a crane in temperatures of -19C (-2F)
  • Local sea captain said sea water splashed on board and turned into a thick crust
  • Crowds came out to witness the cars being lifted from Panama-registered ship

Dozens of cars have been delivered to a Russian port caked in several inches of ice due to freak weather.

Unusually cold and windy conditions meant the Toyotas and Hondas were plated with a thick layer of frozen seawater on arrival in Vladivostok on board the Sun Rio Ro-Ro cargo carrier.

The frozen vehicles had to be hoisted off the deck by a crane in temperatures of -19C (-2F) in Russia's Pacific capital on Tuesday.

Some were clad in ice up to six inches thick, said reports.


Some were clad in ice up to six inches thick, said reports.

New cars delivered to Russian port caked in ICE due to freak weather


A Sun Rio cargo ship is seen carrying Toyotas and Hondas from Japan plated with a thick layer of frozen seawater on arrival in the port of Vladivostok on Tuesday


A Sun Rio cargo ship is seen carrying Toyotas and Hondas from Japan plated with a thick layer of frozen seawater on arrival in the port of Vladivostok on Tuesday

Two workers unload an ice-covered vehicle from the ship carrying cars from Japan in temperatures of -19C (-2F) in Russia's Pacific capital


Two workers unload an ice-covered vehicle from the ship carrying cars from Japan in temperatures of -19C (-2F) in Russia's Pacific capital

A view of the ice-covered cars and railings on board the Sun Rio cargo ship. Some were clad in ice up to six inches thick, said local media reports


A view of the ice-covered cars and railings on board the Sun Rio cargo ship. Some were clad in ice up to six inches thick, said local media reports

An aerial view of an ice-covered Sun Rio cargo ship carrying cars from Japan in the port of Vladivostok. 'The cars are so caked in ice you can't tell the type of vehicle,' said an onlooker



An aerial view of an ice-covered Sun Rio cargo ship carrying cars from Japan in the port of Vladivostok. 'The cars are so caked in ice you can't tell the type of vehicle,' said an onlooker

Second hand Japanese cars are popular in Russia, even though they are 'wrong-side drive' for local roads. There is a regular export market across the Sea of Japan.

Ship icing occurs due to a humid sea wind and sub-zero air temperatures which can lead to an increase in draft, heeling and heighten the risk of a ship's overturn.

Local sea captain Pyotr Osichansky, 72, said: 'It's December, and the sea is rough and windy.

'Seawater splashes on board, and turns into a thick [ice] crust. This year winds are much stronger than usual.'

Crowds of people came out to witness the icy cars being lifted from the Panama-registered ship.

'The cars are so caked in ice you can't tell the type of vehicle,' said an onlooker.

The frozen vehicles had to be hoisted off the deck by a crane in temperatures of -19C (-2F) in Russia's Pacific capital on Tuesday


The frozen vehicles had to be hoisted off the deck by a crane in temperatures of -19C (-2F) in Russia's Pacific capital on Tuesday

Dozens of ice-covered vehicles are seen on the Sun Rio cargo ship in the port of Vladivosto. Crowds of people came out to witness the cars being lifted from the ship


Dozens of ice-covered vehicles are seen on the Sun Rio cargo ship in the port of Vladivosto. Crowds of people came out to witness the cars being lifted from the ship

A view of an ice-covered Sun Rio cargo ship carrying cars from Japan in the port of Vladivostok with cable-stayed bridge across Zolotoy Rog (Golden Horn) Bay in the background


A view of an ice-covered Sun Rio cargo ship carrying cars from Japan in the port of Vladivostok with cable-stayed bridge across Zolotoy Rog (Golden Horn) Bay in the background

The ice-covered cars can be seen from on board the ship. Local sea captain Pyotr Osichansky, 72, said: 'It's December, and the sea is rough and windy'


The ice-covered cars can be seen from on board the ship. Local sea captain Pyotr Osichansky, 72, said: 'It's December, and the sea is rough and windy'

Ship icing occurs due to a humid sea wind and sub-zero air temperatures which can lead to an increase in draft, heeling and heighten the risk of a ship's overturn


Ship icing occurs due to a humid sea wind and sub-zero air temperatures which can lead to an increase in draft, heeling and heighten the risk of a ship's overturn
 

Mari

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Arctic sea ice extent 2021 at the end of December is the highest in recent years and the 2nd highest in 18 years according to the US Snow and Ice Data Center. A cool summer and autumn, particularly in the western Arctic Ocean, led to a rapid increase in sea ice this year. A marked negative anomaly affected the Hudson Bay still almost entirely free at the end of November. Although delayed by more than a month it finally froze in the last 2 weeks.

The Arctic sea ice extent actually grew faster than in the latest years. By the end of December, its extent is 12.95 million square kilometers (5.00 million square miles) which is just within the interdecile range according to the National Snow & Ice Data Center of Boulder, Colorado (US).

 

treesparrow

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This story has been updated to correct the snow lab's elevation.

Almost 18 feet of snow fell in North Tahoe during December, more than any other December in the past 142 years.

Located at Donner Pass, U.C. Berkeley's Central Sierra Snow Lab reported a whopping 214 inches of snow through the month.

On Dec. 27, the lab recorded 193.7 inches of snow, breaking the previous record of 179 inches set in 1970. An additional 20-plus inches fell between Dec. 27 and 31, cementing 2021 in the history books for the snowiest December on record.


The lab is reporting 242 percent of the average snowfall for early January for the 2021-2022 water year, which started Oct. 1.

The snow lab sits at an elevation of 6,894 feet and maintains one of the longest-running snow depth records in the world. Scientists have manually measured snowfall there since 1879.

During the lab's first year, scientists recorded 37.07 feet of snow. The following year, 1880, saw 65.26 feet.

The highest snow years measured at the site were 1938, when 68.25 feet was measured, and 1952, with 67.65 feet. The years 1881, 2015 and 2020 were the lowest, each measuring less than 15 feet of snow.
 

N1mTzo

Jedi
Funny news about the guy who promotes the topic of "global warming" on Earth:

Blizzard prevented US President Joe Biden from getting off the plane
The President of the United States, who flew to Washington, spent about 30 minutes on the plane - the ladder was simply stuck in the snow.
Before Joe Biden's arrival, the airbase employees cleared the airfield, but this did not help - the ladder was still stuck. Only 30 minutes later he was docked to the plane - the president went down to the car, covering his face from gusts of wind and snow.
During his New Year holidays, Biden visited his home state of Delaware. After arriving at Andrews AFB, the president is routinely flown to the White House by helicopter, but this time a motorcade was chosen. Nevertheless, as a result of a severe blizzard and snowfalls, the cars drove at a speed of about 30 km / h.
According to forecasts, up to 30 cm of snow may fall in Washington. Due to the blizzard, federal offices and educational institutions were closed in the city.
 

Oxajil

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Arctic sea ice extent 2021 at the end of December is the highest in recent years and the 2nd highest in 18 years according to the US Snow and Ice Data Center.
And highest in 18 years on January 3rd. Just came across this on Twitter:


The article:

Climate History Researcher: Arctic Ice Sees 18-Year High For January 3rd…Also More Ice Than 100 Years Ago!​

By P Gosselin on 5. January 2022

Arctic sea ice refuses to melt…there’s more ice today in some Arctic regions than 100 years ago.
Climate science skeptic rock star Tony Heller of realclimatecscience.com presents more inconvenient data on Arctic sea ice. Ice levels are perfectly within the normal range of the past 100 years.

Arctic sea ice data reaches 18-year high for January 3rd
First Tony presents the latest data on Arctic sea ice extent for this date.
“Arctic sea ice extent is the highest in 18 years,” reports the leading manmade global warming skeptic. “The global warming scam is collapsing in real time, even as the press and government ramp up the lies.”


Image: Real Climate Science | "Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts." — Richard Feynman

Tony also points out: “Antarctica just had their coldest six months on record,” a fact the mainstream media and government agencies have done everything to keep a lid on.

More ice today than 100 years ago
Diving deep into the newspaper archives, Tony also discovered old articles dating 100 years ago and noted in his post last month that the Arctic back then had been warming rapidly and the area of Svalbard had even been ice free.
But there is lots of ice around Svalbard now,” Tony shows:

Image: realclimatescience.com

Unfortunately Twitter has stopped Tony from presenting these embarrassing facts and deleted his account. But you can follow him at: Tony Heller (@TonyHeller) • gab.com

When you only listen to the media, then you’ll wind wind up worrying about climate change. But when you look at the historical record and facts and compare them to today, then you’ll see things are pretty normal.
 

treesparrow

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Coming soon to a highway near you?
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Thousands affected at popular destination of Murree with eight of those killed from same family

Atiq Ahmed, an Islamabad police officer, said eight of the 22 fatalities were from the family of fellow Islamabad police officer Naveed Iqbal, who also died. All 16 died of hypothermia, officials said.

Rescue services physician Abdur Rehman said that after evacuating all of the stranded tourists from their cars, the death toll stood at 22, including 10 men, 10 children and two women.

The interior minister, sheikh Rashid Ahmed, said thousands of vehicles had been pulled from the snow but more than a thousand were still stuck in the area on Saturday.


Murree, 28 miles (45.5km) north of the capital of Islamabad, is a popular winter resort that attracts well over a million tourists annually.

Streets leading into the city are often blocked by snow in winter.

Ahmed said more than 4ft (1.2 metres) of snow fell in the area overnight and all incoming traffic was blocked on Saturday.

The minister said paramilitary troops and a special military mountain unit had been called in to help.

"Until then no vehicle or even people on foot are allowed to enter Murree except for the emergency and rescue vehicles and those bringing food for the stuck people," he said.


Umar Maqbool, a local administrator, said the heavy snowfall hampered rescue efforts during the night and heavy equipment brought in to clear the snow got stuck initially.

Officials gave no further details about those who had died in their stuck vehicles but said they were working on both recovery and rescue operations.

Food and blankets were distributed to the stuck tourists.

Video shared on social media showed cars packed bumper-to-bumper, with 3ft high (1 metre) piles of snow on their roofs.

"The heavy snowfall caused a traffic jam and the closure of roads," Babar Khan, a tourist who was stranded for hours, told AFP by phone.

"Roads were also closed due to falling trees in many places."

The website of Pakistan's National Weather Forecasting Centre said heavy snowfall was expected in the area until Sunday afternoon. While Fawad Chaudhry, the Information minister, said "decades" of weather records had been broken in the last 48 hours.

The Punjab province chief minister's office said the surroundings had been declared a "disaster area" and urged people to stay away.

Imran Khan, Pakistan's prime minister, said he was shocked and upset at the tragedy.

"Unprecedented snowfall & rush of ppl proceeding without checking weather conditions caught district admin unprepared," he tweeted.

"Have ordered inquiry & putting in place strong regulation to ensure prevention of such tragedies."

Most streets leading to the area's resorts were largely cleared of snow later on Saturday but some work was still being done, Maqbool said. Military troops and machines were working to clear all the streets and the military established relief camps at army run schools that provided shelter and food.
 

Oxajil

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A daily record of snowfall was broken in Toronto yesterday:

Snowfall broke daily record at Pearson for Jan. 17​

Downtown Toronto had received 36 centimetres of snow by 2 p.m. on Monday, according to a summary from the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre. Ottawa, meanwhile, received 45 centimetres of snow.

The snowfall recorded at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Monday — 32 centimetres — broke a daily record for Jan. 17, according to Environment Canada. The previous daily record at Pearson was set in 1994, when 7.6 centimetres of snow fell.

The summary said the snowfall amounts reported at Toronto Pearson International Airport and Ottawa International Airport fell within the Top 10 highest snowfall totals reported in a single snowfall event.

The last time Toronto saw a storm with more than 25 centimetres was in 2019. The last time there was more than 30 centimetres was in 2008.

Toronto's largest single-day snowfall, recorded at Pearson Airport, was 45.5 centimetres in February 1965.

About the storm itself:

Ray Houle, a severe weather meteorologist for Environment Canada, called Monday's storm a "significant" weather event.

"The general consensus around here is that it was a pretty historic storm. Not very often do we get a storm that brings snowfall amounts and blizzard-like conditions like that to the Golden Horseshoe and the GTA," said Houle.

"I thought it was pretty significant — it was once-in-a-decade kind of storm."

Source

One resident tweeted the following:

 
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