Stations Across Antarctica Log Coldest January Temperatures Ever; Utah ‘Sinks’ To -62F, State’s Coldest Reading Since 2002; Asia’s All-Time Lows; + “The Stratosphere Has Suddenly Become Very, Very Cold”
Stations Across Antarctica Log Coldest January Temperatures Ever
As discussed yesterday, for the past 7-decades –at least– Antarctica has been defying AGW Party orders and COOLING with its ice sheet EXPANDING. This trend has intensified in recent years, with the burgeoning 2023 continuing the move…
Extreme cold (for summer) is striking Antarctica this January with anomalous readings well-below -40C a regular feature.
On Saturday, Jan 28 the infamous Vostok Station, which lies at the southern Pole of Cold, posted a staggering -47.5C (-53.5F) — the station’s lowest January temperature since the -48.5C (-55.3F) of Jan 30, 1989 (solar minimum of cycle 21).
Then, on Sunday, Jan 29, Vostok sank even further, logging a low of -48.7C (-55.7F) which took out 1989’s historical January low and made it the station’s coldest-ever summer temperature since its opening back in 1957 (note: slightly lower temps were posted in 1994 and 1998 but both failed quality control).
Moreover, data for the entire month of December are also in for Vostok, and confirm that the station, with an average of -34.1C (-29.4F), endured its second-coldest final month of the year since records began (after Dec 1999).
Antarctica’s cooling is also observed across the continent, not just at Vostok.
For example, the South Pole Station suffered its coldest-ever coreless winter in 2021 (April-Sept), and has posted colder-than-average months ever-since: The most recent being Nov 2022’s -40.4C (-40.7F)—coldest since 1987; Dec 2022’s -29.1C (-20.4F)—coldest since 2006; Jan 2023’s (approx.) -31.3C (-24.3F)—coldest since 1995; and the Summer of 2022-23’s -30.2C (-22.4F)—coldest since 1999-2000.
The Italian-French Concordia Station further-confirmed the cooling on Monday, Jan 30. Its low of -48.5C (-55.3F) matched the station’s lowest-ever January temperature which was posted just last year.
A clear trend is emerging for those whose eyes are their own: Here are Concorida’s January lows in chronological order: -48C on Jan 28, 2012; -48.3C on Jan 31, 2012; -48.5C on Jan 30, 2022; and now -48.5C on Jan 30, 2023.
Nothing says “Catastrophic Sea Level Rise” like the world’s largest ice sheet, home to 90% of the planet’s surface freshwater, suffering persistent and record-breaking COLD. Nothing says “Global Warming” like the bottom of the world COOLING.
Utah ‘Sinks’ To -62F, State’s Coldest Reading Since 2002
Records are beginning to fall across the U.S., and indeed Canada, as this week’s Arctic Outbreak enters.
Monday was particularly-frigid in Central-Western states with Peter Sink, Utah claiming the cherry with its -62F (-52.2C) — the state’s lowest temperature since 2002.
Elsewhere, Denver’s -10F (-23.3C) on Jan 30 tied a cold record set in 1985 (solar minimum of cycle 21).
While in Dillon, Montana, a low of -27F (-32.8C) early Monday morning busted the city’s previous record from 1951.
Extreme cold also shattered benchmarks across eastern Idaho on Monday, with bone-chilling lows reported in Rexburg, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Stanley and Challis, to name just five regions.
The above is by no means a comprehensive list of the Lower-48’s felled records.
And there is still much, much more to come…
…including another Polar Plunge currently forecast for mid-Feb:
Additionally, authorities in Nevada are blaming the state’s extortionate gas bills on two factors: 1) rising natural gas prices (questionable: gas prices have actually been tanking in recent month), and 2) an abnormally cold January.
With regards to the latter, of the 30 days so far this month, just five have reached normal highs.
Asia’s All-Time Lows
Asia’s historic cold spell is persisting.
Concentrating on the Southeast, anomalous-lows continue to be posted, including the 2.6C at Lang Son, Vietnam; the 1.5C at Samneua, 1.6C at Viengsay, and 1.6C at Tkakhek, all Laos; and the 5.1C at Nakhon Phanom Agro, Thailand.
Also, when those parroting, obfuscating alarmists claim that “zero cold records have fallen in 2023”–as they are assured of claiming, for they claim it every year–be sure to forward them the below graphic, which logs just five of the “new all-time cold temperature records in Asia, by location”, including the all-time national low set in China at Mohe city on January 22:
“The Stratosphere Has Suddenly Become Very, Very Cold”
Around the North Pole, “the stratosphere has suddenly become very, very cold,” writes Dr Tony Phillips.
NASA satellites are registering exceptionally-low temperatures of less than -85C which is the threshold for the formation of rare polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs).
Over the past week, PSCs, also know as nacreous clouds, have spilled outside the Arctic Circle and are seen to be intensifying and also spreading unusually-far south.
On Sunday evening into Monday morning, sky-gazers across Scotland were treated to the rare phenomenon:
Also referred to as “mother-of-pearl”, PSCs are considered rare because of the very cold conditions needed for them to form. The fact that these clouds are forming at such low latitudes may be an indication that the ‘polar jets’ (or ‘polar vortex’) is weakening, which could in turn signal that more Arctic air is about to descend unusually-far south (as we’re already in Asia and North America).
Finishing with a brief look at sunspots, activity on the Sun has nosedived in recent days.
From the calculated 200+ sunspots of last week we’re now down into the 60s.
If a Grand Solar Minimum is indeed on the cards, as is my contention (by SC26/27), then what we just saw could be considered ‘death throes’. There may-well be additional ‘fits and starts’ and ‘violent splutterings’ to come, but I believe the current cycle (SC25) will peak sooner than forecasted and then drive into a deeper minimum than even the historically low SC24.
Time, of course, will tell on that one.
Thank you for the ‘cornfield planting’ tips I’ve received — they’ve all been helpful.
I’ll let you know how things go (my makeshift trailer idea was an abject failure, btw).
And finally, here in Central Portugal it’s gotten so frosty that our external water pipe (leading up from our lake) has frozen, meaning, at least for today, we won’t be able to top up our water tank.
Nothing says “global warming” like… …you know how it goes…
Enjoy your Tuesday.
Spring is around the corner, believe it or not — get those vegetable beds prepped.
15 Thoughts to “Stations Across Antarctica Log Coldest January Temperatures Ever; Utah ‘Sinks’ To -62F, State’s Coldest Reading Since 2002; Asia’s All-Time Lows; + “The Stratosphere Has Suddenly Become Very, Very Cold””
Good Morning Cap,
Thanks for the Battista tweets! Nothing like a chart of facts to get one retweeted, which I did!!! See him here: https://twitter.com/pinturicchio_60/status/1619859953468178432
Now Twitter has gone to censoring “Quote Tweets”, where when you want to retweet with a quote it will ask you to “Save til Later” or “Discard”. THERE IS NO LATER!!! Even if I pick up the draft to “Tweet LATER” it won’t do it. They are some sneaky B*******S!!!
I am sure there is a way around this. If you find it please keep it to yourself so the big T doesn’t fix the fix, if you know what I mean.
Great story on the Stratospheric cooling. If one imagines the Hunga Tonga eruption traveling up around the earth all that ash & water vapor meets at the North Pole even more dense than lower in the latitudes closer to the equator! Now the volcanic debris being sent into the Mesosphere it is natural it would block the sunlight thus cooling the Stratosphere!
I asked the question about Antarctica cooling “When will it stop?” https://twitter.com/SchneiderDallas/status/1620405763150868481 and was retweeted before I could finish this post!!!
Thank you Dallas
Screenshot then retweet
I read your comments and just happened to watch this afterward. Elon is working on the problems at Twitter. It seems Twitter is such a mess that Elon thinks the entire code may have to be rewritten. https://rumble.com/v27qe24-elon-musk-invited-me-to-twitter-hq-and-its-worse-than-you-can-imagine-direc.html
Just the first 15 or do minutes is enough. Just FYI.
“Nothing says “global warming” like… …you know how it goes…
Enjoy your Tuesday.
Nothing says “global warming” like the pipe that have never frozen before are now frozen.
Enjoy your Tuesday.
My wife is always scolding me about my GSM negativity.
If I was sitting in the car on a railroad track and mentioned the approaching train that would be negativity, so on the bright side at least your lake hasn’t frozen over yet.
Yes I can sure feel the global warming goodness in Eastern Iowa this morning without wind chill we are at -6F add in wind chill in the open spaces and it is a bit on the chilly side -20F…I share your opinion regarding solar max may be in 2024 not so much 2025. The research group out of NCAR has what I think is a truly unique approach considering the much longer solar polar magnetic field flips as a key marker. They are the outlier group suggesting fast rise and earlier peak. I kind of fancy the folks who think outside the box like you Cap I appreciate the work you put into the daily updates my monthly contribution is not much but I feel money well spent!
Keep up the great work
Today we are sprayed like vermin with chemtrails in the Netherlands.
Negative teens and twenties but not abnorm
This sun spot weakening worries me.
Sol will do as it pleases and Sir it is getting COLDER!
at least it will expose the global warming carbon net zero fraudsters so mother nature is on our side
Cap – never mind all these fabulous weather related images, what we all really want to see is a photo of your truck/tyreless trailer combo stuck in the mud!
Yes please. I also would like to see the tyreless trailer, both my wife and I were interested in the idea when we read what you were planing.
I’ll see what I can do.
‘More signs of cold (or severe cold).’
In Yakutia, January became the frostiest in 40 years
In the north-west of Yakutia, January turned out to be abnormally frosty. At the Olenek weather station, the month became the coldest since 1980. The average temperature was -45.2°C, while the norm was 35.2. Such a frosty January is an extremely rare phenomenon. The typical return period is 20 years.
In general, this January in all of Yakutia is unusually cold. In Yakutsk, the average temperature of the month was 7 degrees below normal. Throughout the second half of January, daily highs did not exceed -40°C.
Even in Oymyakon, the month was the coldest in the last 15 years. The average January temperature was below -50!
Snowfall in India
The polar storm, which has been raging in the Middle East over the past few days, has caused thunderstorms , hail and heavy rains in Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman. In India, there were heavy snowfalls, which are the rarest weather phenomenon.
In the mountainous regions of Kashmir, the height of the snow cover reached 1-1.5 m in 48 hours. In the city of Gulmarg in northern India, snowfalls brought up to 60 cm of precipitation, which caused havoc on the roads and disrupted the usual course of life.