"Six-meter of snow" covered parts of Iran: Snow covering many Arab States including Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Jordan: Baghdad only the second time snow has fallen in 100 years: Antarctic warmer than Dubai
Six-meter of snow covered the Qarah Bolagh district in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan of Iran, a provincial official said Monday. The heavy snowfall blocked the Mahabad-Bukan road in the northwestern province for the third day on Monday, Head of Mahabad’s Road Maintenance and Transportation Office Mohsen Khademi said, IRNA reported.
The heavy snowfall, which began on Saturday in Iran’s western and northwestern provinces, caused some roadblocks in the region. The snowstorm has been unprecedented in the region for the past few years, the official said. Khademi added a number of cars and vehicles belonging to the office, including two snow grinders, were completely buried under a mound of snow.
The Day After Tomorrow! Wild Storm Dennis to rival the most intense North Atlantic storms on record: Arctic sea ice largest in 10 years: Strongest polar vortex on record: Antarctic records highest temp ever: Hottest January ever! Summer temps in Europe
Two huge extra-tropical cyclones are fighting it out, one over the North Pacific and another over the North Atlantic. Storm Dennis The Menace, (the one in the Atlantic) is set to rival some of the most intense North Atlantic storms on record and comes just days after Storm Ciara pounded Western Europe killing 8 people.
The past months have seen extraordinarily rough weather along the North Atlantic. Earlier this week came another never before seen phenomena. The air pressure dropped to a level not seen before. According to the Norwegian meteorological institute, the air pressure across major parts of the region fell below 940 hPa, a level so low it grounded flights in Norway and at the moment Storm Dennis the hPa level is even lower at 934, see map below.
Ice Age vs Global Warming: It's not just Europe who have had an incredible warm start to 2020! So far over 5,500 daily warm records have been tied or set, trouncing the number of cold records in the U.S.
It's not just Europe who have had an incredible warm beginning to 2020. According to NOAA, all 48 contiguous states saw above- to much-above-average temperatures last month. The new year kicked off with a balmy start for the U.S., making January 2020 the fifth warmest January on the 126 year record. However, NOAA claimed January was also a wet month, continuing the trend of 2019 which was the the third wettest period ever.
So far in 2020, over 5,500 daily warm records have been tied or set, trouncing the number of cold records. For the first 40 days of the year, through Feb. 9, NOAA's Daily Weather Records website showed 2,421 daily record highs, meaning the highest temperature on record for a given location on that particular day, were tied or set in the U.S.
Climate Crisis: Antarctic continent posts record temperature of 18.3°C (65 deg F) just a week after Europe broke warm records and enjoying summer temps in mid-winter: Valencia Spain hitting 29.4C (85F)
Fresh fears of accelerating damage to the planet’s ice sheets and sea-level rise have been fuelled by confirmation from the UN’s weather agency that the Antarctic likely saw a new temperature record of more than 18°C on Thursday. Speaking to journalists in Geneva, spokesperson Clare Nullis from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said that the record reading taken in the north of the continent would be considered unusual, even during the current warmer summer months.
Weather Madness! Insane temperatures as many parts of Europe enjoy summer heat during mid-winter: Records broken in Spain, Italy, France and Switzerland
Many parts of Europe have been enjoying summer temps in mid-winter in the last week with Puerto De La Cruz topping the list with a mighty, 30 deg C, (86 deg F) and Valencia hitting 29.4 deg C, (85 deg F) almost double the average temperatures for the time of the year, smashing the old record of 27 deg C, (80 deg F).
Extreme warmth across the southern half of Europe brought exceptional temperatures across Spain, southern France, and NW Italy. Dry Foehn winds have resulted in extremely high early February values with locally 26-28 °C peak afternoon temperatures. Turin and Cuneo in NW Italy reached almost +27 °C – the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Piedmont region (NW Italy) during winter! Southern Switzerland stopped at +24 °C while Valencia reported +28.4 °C! That is *exceptional* for this period.
Record-breaking drought to record-breaking rainfall and Biblical sized locust plagues in just 3 years: East and Central Africa torrid period leaves thousands dead from hunger and flooding with millions displaced
At least 13 people died in Rwanda's capital, Kigali, in overnight heavy rains and others were injured, government officials said Monday. The East African nation has seen dozens of deaths caused by torrential rains in recent weeks. According to a report from the Red Cross, at least 13 people have now died in flooding in Lindi region, Rwanda's neighbour, Tanzania, 5 people are missing, 1,746 houses have been completely destroyed and 1,074 latrines collapsed. Media, quoting local government sources, said that 15,096 have been displaced by the flooding, with around 8,000 staying in evacuation centres. The rains which started last October has devastated East and Central Africa, killing hundreds and displacing millions.
Warm waters have enhanced unseasonal downpours across Kenya killing 150 people since October 2019: 100,000 have been displaced: Unprecedented locust invasion eating what crops are left
Flooding in western Kenya has displaced hundreds of people in Homa Bay County and paralysed transport in Turkana. According to local media, 117 families have been displaced by flooding from the Kuja and Oyombe rivers in Ndhiwa, Homa Bay County. The flooding came after a period of heavy rain that began around 26 January 2020.
Homes and crops have been damaged and a bridge over the Oyombe river destroyed. About 200km east of Ndhiwa, flooding caused damage in Narok Town in Narok County on 26 January. Also in Narok County, floodwaters from the overflowing Talek river have left tourist areas of the Maasai Mara National Reserve isolated. Karakol.
2019 was officially the 2nd hottest year on record for Earth: The world’s five warmest years have all occurred since 2015 with nine of the 10 warmest years occurring since 2005
If you come from my part of the world, Europe, this news will not come as a shock, this summer the heat was sometimes, intolerable and as we enter into the second week of January winter has yet to arrive, 2019 was incredibly warm, not just Europe, Alaska recorded astonishing warm temperatures throughout 2019 as did, of course, our friends down under who are this moment tackling unprecedented bushfires due to record heat and drought conditions. The U.S. is maybe a little shocked at the results as it suffered its 2nd wettest year on record in 2019. They also experienced a14 billion-dollar weather and climate payout: It was officially the worst agricultural disaster in modern-day history for the Americans.
Alaska the largest mass die-off of seabirds in recorded history: Millions have died since 2015: 2019 fish crisis: Pacific Cod, Salmon, crab, herring, sardines, all gone! Will New Zealand be next?
2019 was a record-breaking year for Alaska in many ways but mostly bad. Monday, December the 9th was the warmest December day ever recorded in Alaska. Alaska's low on December the 9th was warmer than the average high for the time of the year, Anchorage recorded a high of 51 deg F, (10.5 deg C), on Monday the 9th which is more than double the December average.
In 2019, Alaska broke heat records in the Spring, the Summer, Autumn and Winter, Parts of Alaska recorded their warmest February and March on record with temperatures +40 deg F above normal.
2019 was the 2nd wettest year on record for the U.S. They also experienced 14 billion-dollar weather and climate payout: Was officially the worst agricultural disaster in modern day history
This U.S. map shows the locations of all 14 billion-dollar disasters that happened across the country in 2019. Credit NOAA, click on image to enlarge
2019 is now officially the worst agricultural disaster in modern American history with catastrophic flooding the whole year bringing NOAA to declare "2019 was the 2nd wettest year on record for the U.S."
The US is experienced unprecedented and catastrophic flooding, the rains started in the winter and went right through the summer into autumn. More than 90% of the upper midwest and great planes were still covered by nearly 11 inches of snow well into May.
Did NASA know back in 1958 our Sun and not CO2 was causing climate change? Christmas Eve, 1957 our Sun had 503 sun-spots, scaring the science community resulting in President Eisenhower to authorise the opening of NASA
Coincidence? Across the top of the stamp is the wording ‘International Geophysical Year 1957-1958,’ arranged in two lines, and across the bottom is ‘U.S. Postage 3c.’ All the lettering is in white-face Gothic.
It is undeniable, climate change is real, however, Liberals, the establishment, most of the world leaders and leading media outlets want us to believe the reason behind climate change is the fault of human beings using fossil fuels and our high use of CO2, Carbon Dioxide. They claim Carbon dioxide absorbs more sunlight passing through it than oxygen or nitrogen, and therefore becomes hotter, much like a black substance like tar becomes hotter than a white one like concrete. This has the effect of increasing the overall temperature of the Earth.
Climate changing due to the Sun and not carbon dioxide: Sea and Surface Temperatures, Major Earthquakes, Volcano Eruptions, Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Famine, Flooding, Wildfires and Cyclones suddenly intensified in the late 50s!
Weather changes constantly, scientists tell us our climate changes in repeated cycles and these changes can provide big changes for people living on earth. There is no doubt, our climate is changing, it's getting warmer, it's also getting colder and wetter in many places and dryer in others but is it man causing climate change or is it something else?
Around 200 BC and 600 AD, there was Roman warming. Around AD 440 and 900, Dark Ages cooling. Around 900 to 1300, we had Medieval warming. Followed by "The Little Ice-Age," 1300 to 1850, phases 1 and 2. Around 1850 to present is the modern warming.
Norway and Scandinavia recorded warmest January day on record with an astonishing 19 deg C, (66 deg F) Earlier this week UK recorded its hottest December day ever 18.7 deg C, (66 deg F)
Winterwonderland...Oslo, Norway in the winter should look like this, credit Christiaan Breur. The Big Wobble
While Norwegians are usually skiing this time of the year with temperatures under zero parts of the west coast yesterday enjoyed an early feel of summer weather thanks to a remarkable rare early January heatwave. Warm records tumbled yesterday as Norway and Scandinavia recorded its warmest January day on record when the mercury hit an astonishing 19 deg C, (66 deg F), an incredible 25 deg C, above the monthly average.