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UK Avalanche Kills One; Extreme Freeze To Engulf All Of Russia; Mughal Road Blocked By 3-Feet Of Snow; Sydney Failed To Reach 32C In 2022 (First Year In Books Dating Back To 1859); + Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier Continues To Grow

UK Avalanche

The New Year has brought unseasonable warmth to Central Europe –the result of a low solar activity-induced ‘meridional’ jet stream flow, not a taxable human excretion– but this localized treat looks set to be short lived as polar air prepares to descend down from what continues to be an exceptionally chilly Scandinavia/NW Russia.

The UK broke long-standing cold records last month, and heavy snow clipped most parts, particularly the highlands of Scotland.

So much snow accumulated, in fact, that a powerful avalanche was triggered on Ben Nevis late last week; an event that plunged one climber some 2,000 feet to his death on the mountain’s North Face, while seriously injuring another.

40 rescuers from Lochaber and Glencoe mountain rescue teams were sent after the alarm raised around 3.30pm on Friday.

Bad weather meant it took eight hours to get the casualties off the mountain.

“The wind conditions meant that the helicopter couldn’t get in so the teams found the pair on top of the snow and stretchered them off the mountain,” said Donald Paterson, leader of Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team.

“They must have fallen 600 metres (1968ft) and the chap who survived was very lucky. Though badly injured he dodged a bullet while his friend didn’t. Sadly, so often, that is the luck of the draw. We wish to extend our condolences to the deceased’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

It was the tenth fatality that Lochaber MRT has dealt with in what is now a record breaking year (2022) of call outs.

Extreme Freeze To Engulf ALL Of Russia

As hinted at above, a fierce freeze is gripping far Eastern Europe…

Western/Central Europe’s warmth more-than matched by Eastern Europe’s freeze [tropicaltidbits.com].

…one that will spread west as January progresses.

With the cold set to extend West as January progresses [tropicaltidbits.com].

More notable, however, will be the extreme cold’s extent eastwards, with practically ALL of Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan (all the ‘stands, in fact) as well as large parts of China to be gripped by temperature anomalies of as much as 30C below the winter norm.

All-time cold records will be felled, and across a vast area, too.

However, with weather stations few and far between in this part of the world –at least compared to the small yet densely populated Central Europe– global warming alarmists won’t be privy to sheer, jaw-dropping scale of Eastern Europe’s/Asia’s Arctic freeze.

They will compare Asia’s apples to Europe’s oranges –if at all– and so will incorrectly ‘even the score’–at best.

But just look below at what’s looming for a land mass easily 10x the size of Central Europe:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Jan 15 – Jan 18 [tropicaltidbits.com].

Stay tuned for updates.

Mughal Road Blocked By 3-Feet Of Snow

India’s key Mughal road, which connects much of the Jammu region with southern Kashmir, is set to be closed for the entire winter owing to recent exceptional snowfall, officials announced on Sunday.

Traffic on the road was suspended on Thursday after over three feet of snow accumulated.

Heavy snowfall in Kashmir.

“The possibility of resuming traffic on the Mughal road after the recent heavy snowfall looks bleak as more snow is expected in the coming days,” said Tariq Khan, of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Heavy snow has been clipping this region of the world in recent days and weeks, including in neighboring Pakistan:

Sydney Failed To Reach 32C First Time (1859-2022)

It was a cold 2022 across Australia:

The country suffered a colder-than-average winter (coldest ever for some locales, including Brisbane), a colder-than-average autumn, and a record-cold start to summer (which brought the country’s coldest-ever summer temperature).

Focusing on Sydney, the Habour City just shivered through a cool December, capping off what has been an exceptionally-cool year. For the first time in weather books dating back to 1859, Sydney failed to reach 32C (89.6F) throughout the entire year — this despite the city’s ever-increasing urban heat island (UHI) effect.

Anomalous cold dragged up from the Antarctic gripped swathes of the country in December, not just Sydney, and busted hundreds of low temperature records throughout the month — most notably in Queensland and New South Wales.

And looking ahead (see below), ‘blues’ will continue to be the theme moving forward as a rare third La Nina (cooling) combined with something of a ‘volcanic winter‘ (caused by Hunga-Tonga’s mesospheric eruption) extend through the summer:

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) Jan 3 – Jan 6 [tropicaltidbits.com].

For more on how climate models got it wrong re. cooling in the eastern Pacific, click below:

Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier Continues To Grow

In recent years, Greenland’s largest glacier (Jakobshavn) has been growing for the first time since at least 1850.

Back in 2017, NASA’s airborne Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission had documented a drop of more than 2.7F (1.5C) in water temperature off Greenland’s west coast.

This stark cooling, as explained by the OMG team, was the result of natural ocean and atmospheric patterns that effectively “flip a switch” between warmer and cooler currents flowing along the coast.

Since the switch may stay in the same position for decades, the team felt lucky to observe the dramatic change — especially when they saw how it affected Greenland’s largest glacier, Jakobshavn. The glacier had been shrinking for years, but the influx of colder water revived Jakobshavn, causing it to grow and advance toward the ocean for first time since the Industrial Revolution.

“It was a fortunate opportunity for NASA to observe a rare phenomenon around Greenland as the North Atlantic Ocean was undergoing a shift towards colder waters after being in a warm phase for nearly 20 years,” said OMG program scientist, Vinogradova-Shiffer — a natural ‘warm phase’ that correlates neatly with the increased melting observed between the late-90s to 2017.

Since then, Greenland’s surface mass balance (SMB) –a calculation used to determine the ‘health’ of a glacier– has been above average for five out of the last seven years, and most recently, at the start of the 2022-23 season, the SMB posted record-breaking growth in books dating back to 1981….

…reading’s that continued the turnaround of the ‘Total Mass Balance’, too, which commenced in 2021 and really go going in 2017.

Total Mass Balance (not including 2022’s datapoint, which extends the growth).

For more on that:

Don’t fall for the obfuscation and propaganda; don’t agree to the transfer of your wealth and prosperity for an imaginary crisis.

If anything, the data points to a cooling planet in line with waning solar activity — a Grand Solar Minimum:

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  1. Dallas Schneider

    Great First of the Year Article, Cap!!!
    Look forward to more of your Great Observation,
    Analysis & Conclusions!

    Accuweather today 2 Jan 2023
    Predicting Snow in Washington DC USA
    for 13 Jan 2023.
    The Cold is arriving!!!

    BTW – By The Way, doesn’t water vapor release heat when it
    condenses into rain water?
    How much heat on a global scale seems to me to be incredibly hard to calculate accurately. Now suppose the earth is having more rain than previously in the past 150 years (since the Carrington event) due to an increase in cosmic rays due to the electrical grid demagnetizing the earth knocking down it’s shield against the rays that heat would be escaping to outer space. Could it be the chemtrails are to keep this heat in, not to cool the planet by reflecting sunlight? Could this be the real AGW warming cause?
    Just an early New Year’s reflection on cause and effect!
    El Nina here we come!!!


      chemtrails are very localised though,like john casey has said before the massive cost to do this globally sending up planes all the time just isnt feasible,the only reason i can think they are doing it is to support the reason of man made geoengineering and deflecting opinion away from sun driven climate change.

      1. Dallas Schneider

        Thank you, OK!

    2. Mystic’s Mystic

      If it isn’t rain in the tropics the rain starts out as snow and turns to water on the way down. The conversion of water to ice demands an extraction of BTU’s where it was formed. That deposits heat at the altitude of its formation. When it melts on the way down it absorbs heat to convert ice to water. That cools the atmosphere where it melts. The more rain that falls the more cold is moved from upper altitudes to lower altitudes even to the surface
      of the earth. Since there is an endless supply of cold in space excess water in the atmosphere will bring that cold in the direction of the earth surface. The temperature of the earth will go down until this excess moisture cycle is broken.

      1. Dallas Schneider

        Good Analysis!!!
        I appreciate your insight, especially the extraction/absorption of BTUs per Altitude!

    3. Henk

      Dallas Schneider, a few things : – there is a chemtrail program since 1953. There are many reasons for it and all against the interests of we the people. And yes, when you spray layers in the sky, they do it also at night, you entrap heat.
      – i saw a news item from 1977 about extreme cold temperatures at exactly the same place in the VS as last weeks.
      – They announced that they would start yet another HAARP project from December 27th which cause local heat into the atmosphere which you now see in Europe. Go to the YouTube channel JWTV for more information. Click also on ‘live’ for other videos.

      1. Dallas Schneider

        Excellent! DS

  2. Martin

    “Look at the scam, attention!!”
    They are cornered and don’t know where to run!
    Keep your eyes open!! -“And climate change is also changing.”
    Changing the concept of “climate”

    The Earth’s atmosphere changes both temperature and circulation. And climate change is also changing. The period for which climate normals are calculated is 30 years.

    Until 2022, all meteorologists used the norms calculated for 1961-2020. Since 2023, based on the WMO recommendation https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/pub/data/normals/WMO/Invitation_Letters_9120/16953-2021-S-CS-CMP-CLINO9120-en.pdf), we are moving to the norms received for the period 1991-2020.

    And all the values of the anomalies of the main meteorological elements presented on our website will be calculated according to the new norms from January 1.

  3. fal

    SUNSPOT COUNTS HIT 7 YEAR HIGH: 2022 ended with the highest monthly sunspot number in 7 years. This plot from NOAA shows the ascending progression of Solar Cycle 25: / spaceweather.com…..looks like solar cycle25 will be stronger than expected so solar irradiance is not the full story here,

    1. Cap Allon

      Solar irradiance was never the full story, not by a long shot.
      But SC25 is still weak (at least so far) — comparable to SC24.

      1. Dirk Pitt

        Dec sunspot count was up, flux was down. More little spots that didn’t produce big flares.

        The solar wind prediction is low from recent minor solar activity:

        Kp forecast is low:

        November’s lower spot count produced the second biggest solar wind jolt in a year:

        November electrons spiked then dropped as spot count went up in December:

    2. CNA

      And I think we may reach solar maximum a full 18 months before prediction of July 2025!

  4. Anthony

    You can see, by their actions, that Russia knows how to read the weather. Rearding German, their duplicity, over the 2015 peace deal, may now come back to bite them.

    1. Anthony

      Regarding Germany

  5. Dallas Schneider


    Basic Biomass, Oil, Gas, Coal are 92.4% of the worlds energy supply!
    147 TW (TerraWatt Hours)/159 TW Total


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