Heavy Snow For Europe; Historic Totals Across Western U.S.; Nunavut School Lowers ‘Cold Weather Cutoff’ To -60C (-76F); + “Unprecedented” 170-Strong Herd Of Bison Spotted In Poland
Heavy Snow For Europe
From Scotland to Spain, Sweden to Turkey, further bouts of heavy snows and freezing lows are on the cards for Europe.
Flakes are forecast to return to the UK Sunday evening (Jan 29), compounding the country’s ongoing energy woes–with the National Grid continuing to pay Brits to turn off their electricity during peak times to help with demand. Latest models see snow falling at a rate of 3cm-per-hour in Scotland, with potentially disruptive accumulations building across the higher elevations.
Record-challenging totals are forecast for the likes of Norway, with feet expected across the Alps and Pyrenees.
Balkan nations won’t miss out as the calendar flips to February.
Rare flurries could again clip the Costa Del Sol.
And similarly in Turkey, alarmists’ cries of “global warming = mild winter” will soon predictably morph into brainless yelps of “global warming = record-setting snow”: The eco-warriors were offered a cake but now want to eat it, too. But I recall the days when global warming meant ‘linearly-rising temperatures and decreasing snowfall’ — this was the theory doggedly promoted for the past few decades: “Snowfall will become a thing of the past”, and the rest…
What we’re seeing now (i.e. deadly Arctic Outbreaks and above-average global snowpack) has rendered the AGW theory an abject failure, yet ‘they’ won’t let it die and are instead hellbent on twisting and rewriting it to fit with real world observations that simply won’t play ball: “Global warming = global cooling”, which they say is caused by ‘polar amplification’. But if that were the case, explain the goings-on in the Southern Hemisphere where Antarctica is cooling yet polar outbreaks are simultaneously increasing?
Looking ahead, a full-blown ‘polar vortex’ is still forecast to impact Europe next month. Time will tell on that one, but the likes of Asia has been suffering its own record-setting outbreak for months now, with North America due a similar fate, starting this weekend.
Historic Totals Across Western U.S.
It has been a winter for the record books in the western United States. And looking ahead, the models are in agreement that another Arctic Outbreak is about to hit, this time engulfing the majority of the North American continent.
Putting aside what’s to come, unprecedented snowfall has already clipped Western mountains this year.
The Central Sierra Snow Lab officially recorded 175 inches of snow across the Northern Sierra Nevada mountains as of Jan 19 — that’s 249% of the average for the entire month of January.
At Mammoth Lakes, a staggering 400+ inches of snow has fallen this year which is a new all-time record and led to resort officials commenting, “Most places would view what we just experienced in Mammoth Lakes as a natural disaster.”
Areas of Lake Tahoe have received 100 inches more than they did all of last year. Tahoe has met, and will certainly break, historic snowfall records this year.
While in Northern California, Mt. Shasta has received 180 inches of snowfall thus far; typically, the average snowfall for the entire season is 136 inches.
While the Northeast is still waiting on its first proper January snow (it got more than enough over the Holidays as ‘one of the worst winter storms in U.S. history’ delivered 8-feet to the likes of Buffalo, killing at least 100 people), down south, however, Florida’s Manatees are struggling with unusually-frigid conditions.
State officials reported this week that at least 56 manatees have died this month, compared to 39 during the same period in 2022 — which turned out to be the second-deadliest year on record.
According to wildlife experts, the majority of this year’s deaths can be attributed to the state’s recent severe cold spell,
Nunavut School Lowers ‘Cold Weather Cutoff’ To -60C (-76F)
The District Education Authority (DEA) in Sanirajak, Nunavut, has loosened its cold weather policy.
The Arnaqjuaq school’s former weather policy called for closure when the windchill reached between –50C and –55C (-58F and -67F). But recently, it was agreed to bump that down to –60C (-76F) so that kids miss fewer days.
A windchill below –60C is pretty rare, even in Sanirajak, a community of fewer than 900 people on the shore of Foxe Basin in the central Arctic. But it does happen. In fact, it could happen today… Environment and Climate Change Canada issued an extreme cold warning for the community Thursday: –42C (-43.6F) is expected, with an early-morning windchill nearing –60C.
Nothing says ‘catastrophic global warming’ like lowering the cut-off for cold-weather days.
“Unprecedented” 170-Strong Herd Of Bison Spotted In Poland
A large, 170-strong herd of bison has been spotted on the outskirts of Białowieża Forest in eastern Poland — the largest ever seen, according to local scientists.
As reported by notesfrompoland.com –and as pointed out to me by reader ‘MK’– the group was observed at the end of December by researchers who monitor bison and study their reproduction.
The researchers released the below image of the herd:
“We were surprised to see such a large number of bison in one place,” said Rafał Kowalczyk, who leads bison research at IBS PAN. “We monitor bison herds in several places in Poland and abroad, and so far the [previous] largest herd, with 136 individuals, was observed by us this winter on the outskirts of the Knyszyn forest [in Poland],” he added.
“When we saw a massive herd on the outskirts of the Białowieża Forest, we wondered if it would match the Knyszyn one.”
The record-breaking, 170-sized herd, which includes 40 calves, formed during the sudden onset of winter back in December. Heavy snowfall and a stark plunge in temperatures saw smaller herds group together to increase their chances of survival.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the population of European bison has more than tripled in the last 20-or-so years, from around 1,800 in 2003 to over 6,200 in 2019.
Nothing quite says ‘catastrophic global warming’ and ‘ecological collapse’ like a tripling of a continent’s bison population.
I’m off out to plow a 1/2-acre patch of field for my first attempt at a substantial corn crop.
I don’t have a plow, though. Instead, and as money is tight (thanks Google!), I plan to hook-up a knackered old 4-wheel trailer (with the tires off) to my truck and see if the rims can turn over the mud — it’s pretty wet down there.
I’ll let those interested know how it went on Monday.
Also, to you experienced sweetcorn growers — any tips (other than not using an old trailer to plow a field)?
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I cannot really help with advise. I am experimenting with corn as well. As with sunflowers. The sunflowers last year were all eaten by birds. Need protection this year. And my corn was almost completely eaten by rhodents. Still not know how to prevent this to happen. I try to plant in a different place. The sorghum was my biggest succes. No birds or only small loss. And no rhodents eating my crops either. And I love corn to plant beans together verry easy way of growing beans no need to put climbing facility out. Just plant them when the corn is about 10 cm high. Keep us informed about your garden. Its nice to share experiences.
Thanks Cap for this massive outflowing of cold news!!!
I loved the snow pictures as I normally don’t see any down here
SW Florida. I followed @northstar_ca on twitter and retweeted
3 of his pics!
The Florida cool snap is back, with a Minus -5 F Sky Temp this morning with a breeze!!! Last year remember 30th Jan 2022 was a
jaw-dropping in amazement Sky Temp of Minus -54 F!!!!!!!!!!!
We did have a local ground freeze that day!
Have a good one with your makeshift plowing. Ingenuity & Imagination will save the day!!!
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Dude calm down,it’s winter.Surprise,it can get cold in Florida too.You seem to be here 24 hours a day.You don’t seem to have a real life.Get outside and enjoy the cold before the heat returns.
Maybe he does have a life – stockpiling food and water, as well as ammunition for hunting rifles and iodine pills, and making a home for chickens (I won’t kill one – have seen it done – but would collect eggs – I have done that and believe me they don’t like it). Among the possibilities of nuclear winter from WW III, grand solar minimum from natural processes, and a growing number of “unexpected” (to some) deaths possibly related to a “medication” issue that people are not to discuss, things are looking rather grim and if we have any sense we will have to follow suit too.
Corn can be planted using a drill. Native Americans planted corn by stuffing seeds down the throat of a herring and planting on small hills like melons.
if youre doing the native american style , then you should plant the 3 sisters, beans, squash and corn together, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sisters_(agriculture),,,,,,,i think its too early to plant corn now but wouldnt plow either, get goats to clean it, ..would you run over your mother with a plough or an old wheel rim, why do that to your earthly mother?
Paying Brits to turn off electricity is actually a sensitive solution. The fortunate that have alternative energy can help prevent turning off power to those that don’t. Now those that don’t might just consider getting a kerosene stove before things take a turn for the worst.
We’ve got some serious mental gymnastics going on. AGW now also means record setting cold BUT the ice caps are still gonna melt flooding low lying coastal cities. So you need to give up meat and heating your home and move into high rise in the city. Uh huh. Ok.
The sun that was looking pretty ferocious for a while is now calmed down to a few small spots in one hemisphere.
Yes. A big drop in activity. That recent outburst felt like ‘death throes’ to me. Time will tell.
During solar dormancy is the sun able to collect more material (Fuel) to prolong its useful life span? Dormancy May be a good thing if we embrace it and work with it. With the current crop of world deceiving leaders? Maybe next time. Thanks for your efforts CAP!
BUT the ‘nap’ that Sol (the Sun) is taking is supposed to be 6-10% COLDER than the Maunder Minimum and possible like the ‘Mini Ice Age’ of years ago.
It takes a while for a large ball of dirt/air/water to cool but you are seeing/feeling the affects right now – cold here-hot next door, excessive precipitation (snow/Rain), the magnetic field diminished allowing Cosmic Radiation to reach the Core causing more Volcanoes, and add the ongoing Pole Shift and the CORE stooping and turning the other direction..,.just hold on it’s gonna get rough for a while!
STOPPING not stooping. Damn fingers.
Here is a definitive exposé of the AGW hoax delivered in US Senate governmental testimony:
Dr Don Easterbrook Exposes the Climate Change Hoax
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“Nunavut School Lowers ‘Cold Weather Cutoff’ to -60C (-76F)” They certainly have installed solar and wind power for their much-needed heating power…
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Install an electric fence, attached to a livestock fence charger, about 25.4cm (10″) from the ground, surrounding your area desired to be planted. Do not forget to ground the fence charger!
Borrow a 100kg pig (or two) and put it inside the electric fence with clean water to drink.
Come back tomorrow and it should be well “plowed” along with all grubs removed.
My trailer idea was a complete disaster. We’re getting pigs next month anyway, so placing them in the to-be corn patch first is a fantastic idea — I didn’t put 2-and-2 together that the messy buggers would also effectively “plow” the field for me. Thank you PRDJ.
If you have any areas with a lot of dandelion, dock weed or anything else with really large long roots that are a bugger to completely get rid of the pigs will dig them up and eat them. Having said that dandelion leaves can be added to salads, but only in small amounts as they’re a mild diuretic i.e. too much at a time will make you want to pee a lot. One of their old English names is piss a bed.
My brother and I raise quite a bit of sweet corn for our families. It is protected from raccoons by an electric fence. We also cover each ear with a small paper bag when the birds start to damage the ears. If there are raccoons in your area they will destroy a good part of your crop in one night. Then they will come back the next night to finish it off. According to Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden, American Indian women and girls would build raised platforms in their corn fields and watch their corn day and night.
Hi Cap, is it possible for you to add an option to electroverse that allows people to be notified by email when some one replies to a comment they’ve made? This would make it much easier for people to have long running discussions (if they wish to) . It obviously depends on which web provider you use. Paul Homewood has run a climate sceptic blog for at least 7 or 8 years, http://www.notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com has never reported any problems wordpress trying to shut him down/censor him and has this facility. The only draw back from your point of view is that wordpress don’t carry adverts so you might loose a bit of income.
Hi Cap. I have 40+ years cropping experience in Canada.
Firstly, working wet ground is almost always wrong. it ruins soil structure. If you plow in the fall, the freeze thaw cycle undoes some of the damage. However, the mess at the bottom of the plow can create hardpan.
If you can find a local farmer with a heavy disk, he could work the field for cash. On a large scale farm, I am charged about $25 CAD to do this.
I notill my crops almost 100% but this requires special drills and spraying.
I am glad to help if you want more advice.
Thank you Don.
I could certainly get a local farmer to help, that’s an option.
And your advice on waiting for things to dry-up is noted (another month should do it).
I was also considering letting pigs do the job for me (as another reader suggested) — what are your thoughts on that?
I’d say: don’t. You’ll have to spend hours to level the soil afterwards
Pig power is well used for cultivation in Papua New Guinea. After the sweet potato is harvested the pigs are let into the garden area to find all the last skinny roots, bugs, and soft weeds. Locals train the pigs to be held by a foot-rope, and bang a stake into the middle of the garden area to hold the rope. Electric fence on the perimeter probably easier for untrained pigs. Couple of days later the soil is easily re-shovelled into mounds (to run off the excess rain ) and new sweet potato runners are pushed into the soil to start again. About a four to six month cycle.
Don’t forget to eat the pig. Sometimes they get too useful as garbage recyclers. Water buffalo are too big for most gardens and have trouble keeping upright on some of the village trails.
I agree with Noel regarding the pigs. It’ll be extremely difficult to level that 1/2 acre soil afterwards, as the clumps and bumps dry out. If the situation is of a real tight budget I would then use the pigs to plough instead of ploughing with ‘grade de discos’ but I would definitely ask someone with a small tractor to come and ‘fresar’ the soil to flatten/smoothen it out right before seeding the corn.
$25 per acre.
’09 was so cold and wet here in Western Washington State NW corner USA there was no corn crop. I helped build an electric light rail train in Seattle that winter of ’08/’09 doing the dirt work running heavy equipment providing subgrades for the concrete and asphalt work, We had four concrete crews and a paving co building roads, sidewalks and a train station six days a week double shifts in the rain and snow ho ho ho. Tight schedule, never missed a beat. Subgrades are at correct elevation at one hundred percent compaction. No mud, To get compaction we used inch and a quarter crushed rock and every inch had to be sprayed with water before compaction for maximum density. even in the rain and snow. Garden hoses spraying crushed rock in the rain and snow, dump trucks and concrete trucks delivering the goods.
I’d be building more Light Rail Trains now or whatever, there’s big projects going on, but I’m done. Retired. You can make ten grand a month building Light Rail Trains, that’s twenty thousand cans of green beans a month with no overhead just one Cat key. That’s a lot of beans.
I used to install commercial landscape irrigation and commercial landscape, millions of trees and plants and miles of automatic irrigation systems. Landscape is required in any new building by code to mitigate for,,,global warming. Installing irrigation in Seattle where it’s usually raining ten months out of the year, groveling in the mud to make a buck. Laying sod in the snow to fight global warming, you can’t grasp the irony. One apartment, laying a million sqare feet of sod in the snow every day . I can’t remember how many baseball fields I’ve built, three or five at a time for years. I know all about mud and a have good reputation with planting plants of all kinds. I hate mud, don’t like Winter a BIT. Is it almost Spring yet?
A cheap weed rake we used to tow behind trucks. small tractors, or ATVs is a wood pallet with spikes through the aft board weighted with sandbags and tie on a piece of chain link fence behind to smooth. We used this to smooth large areas year after year on jobs like the Tahoma National Cemetary after installing an automatic irrigation system: https://www.cem.va.gov/CEMs/nchp/tahoma.asp
You can make a corn maze as a tourist gig in the Fall, those are popular ‘ere.
Interesting Dirk! Thank you for this real world hard won experience. 08-09 was the solar minimum with two periods of 30+ days of no sunspots! Jan 2010 it froze so hard in S. Florida that a million fish were killed in the everglades. At royalpalmmarina.com in front of my house in the smaller marina about 200 feet across just off the intracoastal canal around 100 fish popped up dead, the biggest about 30 inches. Those were two cold years.
So on 20 Sept 2020 when I spotted THREE periods of 30+ days without sunspots I posted my prediction of “Unimaginable Cold” coming that winter. Then 14 Feb 2021 it happened.
Over 700 Texans killed in that famous freeze!~!!
The websites with the info listed in the post were taken down and purged of the 3rd period of no sunspots!!! Thank you!
Censorship of the highest order!!!
Watch out for the next solar low – 2031-2!!!!
’07 we dropped into a strong La Nina because of solar minimum, ’09 was a brief El Nino and thenn back into strong La Nina in ’10 and ’11 with colder and wetter than tollerable. So, from winter ’06 to summer ’12 here was cold and wet, six years! Al Gore was nagging, the economy was in the crapper,,,, dark days: https://ggweather.com/enso/oni1990.png
Dec ’08 Seattle snow pics:
All that snow sounds nice, like in the old days of the previous century.
Now in Denmark we got one week of snow a year, rarely two.
Why are we living in different universes?
We have untold scare stories repeated on all mainstream news and taught in schools.
The Polar Bears ( including those who filmed a propaganda film of a starving Polar Bear, then left it to die once they had their film!)
Then the Penguins.
We’ve had the deaths through forest fires, stories of dying Reefs & extinction events, all caused by the ‘Climate Armageddon ‘.
Yet Dr Susan Crockford, a world renowned Zoologist and Polar Bear expert has lost another job for saying Polar Bears are thriving.
And now this about the Manitee, 94 having died over the past two winters through cooling seas…
Not a word!
Hunga Tonga anyone???
Port Jervis, NY USA Accuweather Prediction
below freezing Every day until 34 F on 1 April 2023!!!
See here: https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/port-jervis/12771/march-weather/339741?year=2023
8 AM Sunday, Central Oregon is -1F and very windy:
N Oregon 6F and too windy to run ski lifts today, sorry folks:
Washington St, 4F at Crystal Mt, 9F at Stevens Pass, and -3F at Mission Ridge:
These temps are wayyy below average and tonight’s forecast is even colder. No corn planting ‘ere yet.
My husband and I seeded corn last year. Ask a neighbour to come to you and with a small tractor to pass with a small ‘grade de discos’ first (ploughing with discs). Leave it like this for 2-4 weeks to air the soil. The resulting clumps of soil will harden so ask him to pass with the ‘grade de discos’ once again after those 2-4 weeks. This will break all the hard soil clumps. Lastly, ask him to him to ‘fresar’ the soil the day before you seed the corn, or even on the same day, in the morning . Fresar will leave your soil marvellous: fluffy and flat like a carpet, and the soil perfectly humid to welcome the seed – start seeding right away if possible, to take most advantage of the humidity in the soil.
This will leave your soil beautiful and it is the least complicated way. For your reference they were charging 45-50eu/hour last year (already with high fuel price). They usually can tell more or less how much time it will take with his tractor.
Note: depending on the state/type of your soil you might be able to pass with the “grade de discos” only once and then ‘fresar’ 2-4 weeks later.
Our soil is still too wet for this (North Alentejo), we’ll wait until sometime in February to start the procedure as described above. What kind of corn are you going to seed? is it for chickens or for human consumption?..
says europe is in drought…
hope you got your corn planted. i would have thought the trailer was worth more with rims and tyres!