Record Cold In Australia; Summer Snow Hits New Zealand; Flakes In Hollywood; + Greenland Ice Sheet Posts Record-Breaking 11 Gigaton Gain
Record Cold In Australia
Australia has been enduring anomalous, record-breaking COLD over the past 12-or-so months, with a visible cooling trend now entering its 10th year (at a rate of -0.132C per decade since 2013–and increasing):
Following the nation’s colder-than-average winter and spring of 2022, and summer of 2022-23–which delivered Australia’s lowest-ever summer temperature–the chill is now threatening to extend into autumn 2023–which starts Wednesday.
Hundreds upon hundreds of long-standing low temperature benchmarks have fallen in recent months; the most recent being the 13.7C (56.7F) observed on Lord Howe Island on Sunday morning — the island’s lowest ever February reading.
The AGW Party is keen to blame Australia’s persistent and historic cold on a rare third-consecutive La Niña. Fair enough. But what they fail to mention is that their global warming hypothesis decreed El Niño to be the dominant ENSO pattern moving forward.
La Niñas, on the other hand, are tied to planetary cooling.
This real-world observation shocked the climate modelers who themselves admit they are now scrambling for answers:
Summer Snow Hits New Zealand
Mt Hutt in Canterbury saw its first snow of the year on Sunday — during the summer.
Ski area manager James Mckenzie it’s rare to get this much.
“To get this amount of snow (30cm/a foot) in February … is amazing.”
Flakes In Hollywood
A rare and exceptional snowstorm struck Los Angeles and Southern California over the weekend, with LA put under its first blizzard warning since 1989.
Snow was even seen around the iconic Hollywood sign:
Heavy snow has accumulated across California in recent days, even in low-lying areas such as San Bernardino:
“Quite a remarkable storm the last few days with historic amounts of snow down to elevations that rarely see it,” the National Weather Service said, and the disruption has been substantial.
Interstate 5, the major north-south route through California, was closed early Sunday due to ice. While over 200,000 Cali homes lost power during the storm’s peak, with more than 51,000 still out as of Monday morning, according to poweroutage.us. Elsewhere, 140,000 are out in Maine; 60,000 in Oklahoma; and 30,000 in Texas.
The cold has been equally fierce: San Francisco –for example– busted a 132-year low temperature record (39F/4C) on Friday.
The winter storm exited Southern California Sunday morning, but heavy mountain snow is expected to return Monday through Wednesday. Severe chills are also spreading east, making this a true coast-to-storm. At least 3 inches of snow is expected in New York City Monday evening (Feb 27), with far-heavier totals forecast for northern suburbs.
Winter isn’t over yet, America — far from it:
Greenland Ice Sheet Posts Record-Breaking 11 Gigaton Gain
The Greenland ice sheet has fared exceptionally well since 2017, and, despite hapless mainstream proclamations to the contrary, has been holding strong this season, too.
Greenland posted its strongest ever-start to a snow/ice season in 2022, and since then its surface mass balance (SMB) –a calculation used to determine the ‘health’ of a glacier– has been tracking the 1981-2010 mean used by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).
Things took a turn back ‘up’ on Friday (Feb 24) when the ice sheet posted whopping 11 gigatons gain in a single day — a new record in DMI books dating back to 1981:
Below is a look at the accumulated surface mass balance for the 2022-23 season.
Note the record-setting start, followed by the return to the 1981-2010 mean.
For more of a deep-dive into all this, and for a look at the history of establishment obfuscations, click the link below:
12 Thoughts to “Record Cold In Australia; Summer Snow Hits New Zealand; Flakes In Hollywood; + Greenland Ice Sheet Posts Record-Breaking 11 Gigaton Gain”
Canadian Prepper interviews Joel Salatin yesterday:
CP’s WW3 updates today:
Cap, please comment on the Antarctic ice sheet extent and area graphs – with all the snow and cold occurring in the SH, why is the ice extent and area tracking so low?
The reason the Antarctic ice sheet is so low is because the low pressure system over Antarctica this year is so strong the subsiding air over the landmass is blowing off shore. This off shore wind is blowing the sea ice out to sea, which is responsible for the cold temperatures in Australia and South America. Sea ice extend is almost always controlled by wind direction, not global warming.
You should’ve said high pressure. A large, strong high sits over East Antarctica for pretty much the whole year. Highs are caused by subsiding air, where as lows form where air rises. Apart from that slight slip up you may well be correct, although changes in ocean currents could also affect the extent of sea ice.
You are correct in that the a low pressure system lifts the air around its outer boundary of the low, but in the center of the vortex the air is subsiding creating surface high pressure systems. This year the center of the Antarctic vortex is extremely cold due to the amount volcanic ash, moisture vapor and sulphuric acid in a band the midnight sun light is passing thru, which is blocking most of the sun’s infrared radiation from reaching the surface. I know this sounds counterintuitive, but it is still the case. The antarctic currents are very weak and they are clockwise, so it is the off shore winds pushing the sea ice away from the continent.
SW Florida on a cooling trend today also.
This morning the Sky temp was a chilly 08 Degrees F – Drop the 0 to get a single digit.
Air temp 54 F, down 6 degrees from yesterday’s 60.
60 F has been a stable low temp for us, running 10 days in a row last month.
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Very unusual on full display : https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/413461/Aurora-borealis-put-on-spectacular-show-across-the-Okanagan
Sierra Nevada snow pack is currently at least 140% of the average total for a whole year, with more storms in the forecast I wonder how long it’ll be before it hits 200%.
Here are the current totals: https://cdec.water.ca.gov/snowapp/sweq.action and more on the way. It’s time to declare the drought over
A reprieve for the AGW media mob with the West Australian forecast for the beginning of autumn to be in the “HIGH” thirties. In their feeble minds, this trumps and cancels out the cooler drier summer.
Great hearing a NZ Koywoy accent on that video from Mt Hutt – snowdrifts 3ft deep in high summer (‘carbon’ can do anything!) yet Consensus Media didn’t mention this 4-day snow blizzard until FIVE DAYS after the event… got to keep the voters focussed on tropical cyclones up north… because cyclones occurring in ‘Cyclone Season’ is, according to hex-spurts, proof positive of CCCCCCCC™!
Besides, it started snowing on my birthday – usually the hottest week of the year – so I’m claiming my First NZ White [snowy] Birthday EVAAAAAAAH! Thank you ‘carbon’, you’re amazing 😃