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Record August Chills In The Balkans; Antarctica Plunges Below -80C (-112F); Heavy Summer Snow Hits Xinjiang, China; + Texas Breaks Low Temperature Records, Including One From 1965

Record August Chills In The Balkans

While the Western half of Europe has witnessed a hot summer, the opposite has been true across the East.

Continuing that trend, the Balkans and also much of Central-Eastern Europe, as well as Southern Italy, have endured very cool and rainy conditions this week.

With a high of just 15.3C (59.5C) on Tuesday, the Slovak capital of Bratislava–serving as just one example–logged its lowest daily high in the month of August since 2010.

Antarctica Plunges Below -80C (-112F)

The fierce and truly historic COLD impacting Antarctica over the past few years should be garnering more attention. I’m not naive, I know full-well why it isn’t — and to briefly recap that ‘inconvenient truth’…

Between April and September 2021, the South Pole averaged -61.1C (-78F) making it the region’s coldest six month spell ever recorded, busting the previous coldest ‘coreless winter‘ on record — the -60.6C (-77F) from 1976 (solar minimum of weak cycle 20).

Also worth noting, the months of June, July, August and September (of 2021) all averaged readings below -60C (-76F) — a phenomenon that has occurred on just three previous occasions, in 1971, 1975 and 1978.

The entire year of 2021 (not just the winter) was also a record-breaker; the South Pole averaged -50.5C (59F) making it the continent’s coldest year since 1987 (solar minimum of cycle 21) and also the third coldest on record in books dating back to 1957.

The first half of 2022 has continued that trend of cold, too; the Antarctic continent has held below the 1979-2000 base (an average used by the Climate Institute at the University of Maine) ALL year, with the most recent months (June and July) also finishing well-below the multidecadal norm.

And now this week, the Antarctic Plateau has plunged to -80.3C (-112.5F)–at the Italian-French station of Concordia–tying the year’s lowest temperature globally which was set at the same site on July 8–the planet’s first sub -80C since 2019.

A colder-than-usual Antarctica + a weak and wavy meridional jet stream flow is a troublesome combination.

This winter, tendrils of polar cold are routinely being whipped-up and sent crashing into Southern Hemisphere land masses.

We see this in South America–where Argentina has been suffering record-breaking cold and snow for months now; we see this in Southern Africa–where Lesotho, for example, is experiencing historic snow at the region’s one and only ski resort; and perhaps most prominently, we see this in Australia–a country enduring one of its coldest winters on record.

Below are the temperature anomalies sweeping the Aussie continent this week, according to the latest GFS run:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Aug 23 – Aug 26 [tropicaltidbits.com]

While across the Southern Hemisphere as a whole, temperatures today, Aug 24, are forecast to hold -0.4C BELOW the 1979-2000 base, according to the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine:

I have no doubt that this hemispheric-wide cooling is tied to the historically low solar activity Earth is receiving–the combined lowest in 200 years; but also likely playing a role is Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai’s mesospheric ejection of Jan 15–the highest volcanic eruption ever recorded:

Heavy Summer Snow Hits Xinjiang, China

This past weekend saw a sudden and unexpected blast of heavy snow batter the mountainous regions of Altay Prefecture, NW China, sending the mercury crashing below zero degrees Celsius as it tore through.

More than 10cm (4 inches) of summer snow was reported across Xinjiang prefecture on Saturday in a rarely seen event in summer–and even in early autumn–according to local meteorological authorities.

Texas Breaks Multiple Low Temperature Records, Including One From 1965

This week, daytime highs across the U.S. state of Texas have been struggling.

On Monday, a new record low-max was set in Midland, according to the city’s NWS Twitter account (shown below).

At Midland International Airport, a high of just 79F (26.1C) was achieved, a reading which comfortably usurped the previous record of 81F (27.2C) set back in 1965 (solar minimum of cycle 19).

Similarly in Amarillo, the chill and accompanying rains have been regarded as something of a God send by locals.

Additionally, the state’s unseasonal conditions weren’t just confined to Midland’s and Amarillo, though, as “A little taste of Fall” gripped much of the Texas Panhandle during the first half of the week, according to NWS Amarillo on Twitter:

Looking ahead, the South-Central’s early “Autumn-like temps” are forecast to persist–for the most part.

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Aug 21 – Sept 4 [tropicaltidbits.com]

That could be your summer done with Texas — time to start preparing for that “chilly” winter:

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among many other forcings, including the impending release of the Beaufort Gyre).

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27 Thoughts to “Record August Chills In The Balkans; Antarctica Plunges Below -80C (-112F); Heavy Summer Snow Hits Xinjiang, China; + Texas Breaks Low Temperature Records, Including One From 1965”

  1. Jopeck

    Heatwave after heatwave in (western) europe and the only thing you mention is a cold WEEK in eastern europe. Your selective outrage makes me want to throw up. You reallt need to talk to someone. I think you are suffering from a psychosis. Especially with your bombastuc way of writing. So what it was 15 degress in Bratislava?

    1. Chris

      They mention it in the article

      > While the Western half of Europe has witnessed a hot summer, the opposite has been true across the East.

      1. vinaluca

        What is wrong with you Jopek? You are furious about the truth? Get an appointment with your doctor. Oh, and heatwave after heatwave? Well, I am living in Western Europe. So, not much of heatwave lately. Yes, it is dry – much to dry. Still, within century old norms. So, what is your problem? There are many places in the world that are much too cold at the moment. Just because noone talks about it in the MSM does not make it go away… so relax, sit back and stop reading news that contain information about cold places – it might help….

    2. Deb

      What’s a good adjective for “makes me want to throw up”? Pompous, blustering, ranting?

      In the old days, we used to say, “People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

      1. Dallas Schneider

        Very Well Said, Deb!!

        Note our commentator misspelled the word Reality “reallt”.
        Seems he is awfully nervous trying to write his bs, not very stable at all. It is so beautifully sad that he represents the public who are fed the CC story to the point they choke on their gluttony!


      2. Dallas Schneider

        “bombastuc” not Bombastic Deb!
        Another indicator of derangement appears!!!
        DS (Not BS, that’s my cousin the University Professor)

        1. Deb


          Can you cite me any studies that conclude that typos are indicative of mental derangement?

          I mean, really.

    3. Ed

      He covered many areas of the globe and flat out said it’s been very warm in Western Europe. Seems to me it’s you with the selective vomit rage.

    4. Doktor Seltsamer Wetterliebhaber

      August 19, 2022 at 1:39 pm
      Too bad visitors of this site cant post charts here to debunk some of these claims.
      Definition of: bombastic whiner:
      marked by or given to speech or writing that is given exaggerated importance by artificial or empty means
      Whiners (10 Types of Difficult People)
      Whiners feel helpless and overwhelmed by an unfair world.

      … meanwhile…

      Fall on the doorstep as the first flakes fly in this part of Canada… translation: It’s already snowing, right now, right on top of Canada’s northern Climate Change Centre [along with the Weather Network] promoting global warming propaganda.

    5. Joe Btfpeck

      “Joe Btfsplk is simply the world’s biggest jinx,” according to the website. “He walks around with a perpetually dark rain cloud over his head. Once he appears on any scene, dreadfully bad luck befalls anyone in his vicinity.”

    6. LocoLogos

      Studies on the causes for declining testosterone levels in men are conducted prevailingly in non-western countries, again along the line of the vicious cycles of already low testosterone inhibiting the drive to find out what is going wrong with the instincts to create prosperity and a future for their own family.

    7. Ice Age Eugenics, Social Control and Mega Wealth Transfer Now.info

      Have you been wondering how many people became more docile, defeatist and irritable recently?

      Males, for instance, increasingly conduct themselves as if they were suffering from plummeting testosterone levels, including depression, passive aggression and negative attitude to life. And that is what has been happening. Testosterone levels in men were declining about 1% per year for over 50 years and more recently up to 2 % per year.

      1. Rob C

        Stress causes it. Cortisol. Causes testosterone to convert to estrogen. Feeling trapped due to covid, all the political crap inhibiting aggression, and also all the estrogens in the environment, food (soy) etc etc. Fat also makes estrogen. Also causes prostate to swell.

    8. sofa king what

      “Heatwave after heatwave” did not exist. Plus, heatwaves have always existed and happen every every year and currently the world is on the lowest end of known heatwave length and severity for the last hundred years. Plus, and this is probably going to be unpopular, the heat that’s been measured over the last couple months and years is relatively insignificant. The amount of land mass and people affected by a very short period of heat that’s existed before and quite often prior to the GW scare is of little to no importance and simply doesn’t matter. It just doesn’t mean anything. The history of humanity is riddled with extreme weather, human atrocities, wars, famines, droughts, etc. and yet to this day humanity is flourishing and the summer temps and sea ice issues found in the alarmists issues are failing to have any real value to what really matters in our meager, short-lived existence. So you can shake your old, hairy finger at the computer after you angrily type out insignificant diatribes towards people who expound upon the ignorance of climate dotards such as yourself, but it’s not going to change the narrative of what is really happening in this world. good luck.

    9. Dallas Schneider

      Your nervousness in writing your posts is betrayed by your misspelling of the word “reallt”.
      It may mean your REALITY needs to be checked upon. Does it mean that you are the one with the warped psychosis?
      Who was the last person you FAILED to help?
      Just asking!
      D S (Not BS, that’s my cousin the University Professor)

    10. TheMronz

      ‘Heatwave after heatwave’? What, you cannot mean those two short lived extreme temperature blips?
      If you consider the land mass affected these were but pin pricks compared to the entrenched ‘cold waves’ gripping Australia and South America.

      A proper heat wave occurs when a blocking high becomes encased in a deflected Jet Stream vacuole such as Western Europe 1976 and 2019.

      Most noticeable climatic shift here in the UK is the vast decline in general wind speeds. The prevailing Westerly seems to
      be history. Consequently we have a new folly decorating the landscape; in the distance I can see wind turbines, once again fallen crested and inactive.

    1. Archivarius

      4.3 Despite all the people studying climate, the 1997–98 shift went unnoticed [… is being intentionally covered up]

      The failure to incorporate climate shifts to the modern climate theory is one of the reasons the climate shift that took place in 1997–98 (97CS) was not noticed and properly described. Another reason is that many of its effects were erroneously assigned to the increasing radiative forcing from climbing GHGs levels and used to raise the level of climate alarm. As the 1976 shift changed the NH climate to a warmer state (Tsonis et al. 2007) by increasing the rate of warming (Fig. 4.4), the 97CS did the opposite and changed the climate state by reducing the rate of warming. Embarrassingly, it was not climate scientists who noticed this change, since it did not fit their biases with regard to increasing GHGs, but it was a geologist and paleontologist skeptical of modern climate theory who first reported it:

      “There IS a problem with global warming… it stopped in 1998”
      (Carter 2006)

      After the pause in global warming was identified, hundreds of articles were published on it in scientific journals and a great controversy erupted over its reality, with some authors denying its existence (Lewandowsky et al. 2016) and even altering the official datasets to reduce its significance (Karl et al. 2015), and other authors asserting it was a real phenomenon that needed an explanation (Fyfe et al. 2016).

      The pause controversy was a third factor obscuring recognition of the 97CS despite clear evidence of its existence. This factor, together with the absence of climate shifts in modern climate theory and models, and the incorrect attribution of its effects to increasing GHG forcing, kept the obvious conclusion out of the mainstream.

      1. Dallas Schneider

        Yes, Global Warming Paused.
        In 2007 Maurice Frederick Strong, was a Canadian oil and mineral businessman and a diplomat who served as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Strong had his start as an entrepreneur in the Alberta oil patch and was President of Power Corporation of Canada until 1966.Wikipedia
        April 29, 1929, Oak Lake, Manitoba, Canada
        November 27, 2015, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
        started the phrase “Climate Change” as it’s byword for the public,
        like @jopeck who has apparently become gluttonous on it.

    2. Ice Age Eugenics, Social Control and Mega Wealth Transfer Now.info

      Solar History (2018), Chapter 22: Present and Future of Human Behavior in relation to solar cycles [contain/mask/inject ’em (2021) while human herds are docile [ Apathy and indifference in 2018- 2021], bloodbath/war(s) coming (2023-2026) when aggressive]

      Likely increased excitability in the next Schwabe Maximum 2023-2026

      The third Phase (Schwabe maximum; Period of (maximum excitability)

      We must consider that between the two lows of 2020 and 2032, we are still facing the Schwabe- cycle maximum around 2025, even if it is a weak maximum. This bears a risk of civil wars and revolutions instigated by elitist, radical collectivist opinion shapers, plus it also bears the risk that a broad frustration over failed multiculturalism will flip into real racism and nationalist uprisings in disregard of the rule of law. [note that this “Solar History” book was written in 2018 – i.e. like “Shape of Things to Come” (1933) … the globalist’s think tanks understand the physics and make/schedule their plans accordingly.

      Here is what Tchijevsky wrote about the characteristics of this peak of the cycle. Remember he witnessed the high peaks of 1905 and 1917 and the coinciding tumults first hand; and in 1942, long after the publication of his paper, he became a victim of the same totalitarian system that had risen then.
      Things to Come 1936 – HG WELLS – movie

  2. Y.D. Robinson

    Just this morning, I finally – FINALLY! – listened to a news brief from a mainstream/corporate media outlet about the abnormally cold Southern Hemisphere winter. More specifically, on Canada’s CBC Radio One (for American readers, NPR meets NBC/ABC/CBS/CNN; for British readers, like BBC Radio 4), there was a news item about schoolkids in Canberra, Australia, enjoying the snow on their day off from school (closed due to snowy weather). But even there, as one might expect of these things, it was relegated to the bottom of the 10-minute national/international newscast at the top of the hour, and it was treated as a “human interest” story more than as the abnormal or historic weather phenomenon that it really is.

  3. Patamar

    I wonder if this apparent cooling trend in the southern hemisphere has something to do with the Platonic year (approx. 26000 years, precession period of earth axis). The last Iceage of the northern hemisphere was about half a platonic year ago.

  4. I admire the high quality information.

    Some remarks:


    1) Where is the the list of records in the Balkans ? (Bratislava is not in the Balkans).
    2) The temperature high for the reference station (Bratislava Ivanka) for this day was 18°C ant not 15.3°c.
    3) This temperature is the lowest high since 2010 yes, but this not the definition of a ‘record ‘. The actual all time record for August is 12.8 °c (Not even close!).
    4) The 2022 summer in Slovakia and the Balkans is way above the normal from +1 to +2°c.

  5. Matt Dalby

    I’m starting to doubt that the Hunga-Tonga volcano has had any noticeable effect of the climate, even in the Southern Hemisphere. Yes the current temperature anomaly is -0.4 or -0.5 degrees, however similar anomalies were regularly seen last Southern hemisphere winter.
    The wayback machine, wayback.archive.org allows you to access web pages from climatereanalyzer.org for some but not all days last year, and most of these days show negative Southern Hemisphere temperature anomalies.
    This seems to show that the Southern Hemisphere is no colder now than it was 12 months ago, therefore the logical conclusion is that Hunga-Tonga has not led to additional cooling.

  6. FYI

    Rense.com recently posted an Electroverse.net article under “Headline News” about 20 down from top:
    25 Simple Bullet Points Proving CO2
    Does NOT Cause ‘Global Warming’ by
    a Geologist, for a Change

  7. tony k

    It’s about time Western Europe got a real summer,usually it’s the east that gest the nice summer weather.

  8. Anthony

    Wave after wave of heatwaves, I wish. What we had was one heatwave for three days here in sunny England, as the wind came off the Sahara.( a wind that actually didn’t make it to Scotland) Apart from that, its been a fairly normal summer. The first part of summer was cool and the second warmer… It was so cool and wet in early June that I had to bring my tomatoes back in, under glass, until the end of June. I also can’t tell you how many times I have had to wear a jumper to walk the dog in the morning.

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