Vancouver Sees Earliest Snowfall In 31 Years
The Arctic outbreak that descended into British Columbia’s Lower Mainland this week delivered Vancouver its earliest measurable snowfall in decades.
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) confirmed 1.2cm (0.5 inches) of snow was recorded at the Vancouver International Airport weather station on Monday — a very rare occurrence this early in November.
ECCC Meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau had to go all the way back to 1991 to find documentation of measurable snowfall earlier in the fall: “I remember that,” she said, “because I think there was snow for Halloween.”
The freeze and early-season snow is coming hot off the heels of a spell of unseasonable warmth — a ‘swing between extremes’ that hasn’t escaped Charbonneau’s attention: The recent conditions feel like a “big swing” from those recorded last month, she said.
But Charbonneau then goes on to downplay the ‘flip’, adding that “the weather swings between different patterns and extremes all the time.” This line surely won’t please ECCC’s AGW Party backers, who want all weather extremes to be perceived as ‘new, terrifying, and due to rising CO2 emissions’. And it is also a downplaying that somewhat jars with reality, because although autumn can indeed be a time of wild climatic transitions, what we’re seeing recently –record breaking warmth to record breaking cold/snow– is different.
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Utah’s Snowpack As Much As 1417% Above Normal
Early-season snowfall has been the theme below the border, too, in the United States.
Snowpack in Utah, for example, is currently well-above the average in every basin, as much as 1417% in San Pitch.
And although it doesn’t take much at this time of the year to rise above the norm, this reality still completely contradicts the agenda-driving drivel spouted by the anithuman psychopaths at COP27, where snowfall is, supposedly, vanishing from our planet.
“It’s fantastic,” hydrologist Jordan Clayton said about Utah’s snowfall. “We are off to an early start with our snowpack. We’re seeing a really good boost to our snow water totals, and that’s nice to see.”
Clayton thinks that 150% of normal precipitation will make a sizable dent in the state’s ongoing drought: “That’s a lot of snow, but I think we can do it,” the hydrologist added, pointing out that Utah logged near-record snowpacks in both 2011 and 2017 — it’s due another.
These early-season snowstorms have resulted in two Utah ski resorts opening earlier than usual.
Solitude Mountain Resort is the latest, due to open on Nov 11, a full week ahead of schedule, making it the resort’s earliest opening since 2013. While Brian Head Resort surprised skiers and snowboarders by opening last Friday, far earlier than it ever has before; in fact, Ski Utah confirmed that this makes it the fourth-earliest start to a ski season in Utah state history.
Looking ahead, the slopes will be happy to note that the next powerful Arctic blast is already lining up, on course to deliver feet of snow to Utah, and the surrounding states, beginning this week.
The cold will also be substantial, likely record-breaking, in fact:
Stay tuned for updates.
France’s Electricity Prices Surge As More Nuclear Plants Unexpectedly Go Offline
Wholesale electricity prices in France –for the middle of winter– surged above €1,000/MWh after the operator of the world’s largest nuclear fleet revealed more problems and more unforeseen outages at its reactors.
The surge in prices for January delivery came after utility company EDF reduced its forecast output for the fourth time this year, on this occasion due to extended outages at four reactors and maintenance delays at others.
Energy analyst Gerard Reid noted in a LinkedIn post that half of France’s 56 reactors are out of action due to scheduled or emergency maintenance measures.
“For months … EdF has been saying that everything will be okay this winter yet on Friday the company announced that another four reactors that were due back online in the coming weeks will be delayed till early next year,” Reid wrote, noting it was the fourth output downgrade in 2022.
This is beyond ridiculous now, past suspicious, and well into the realms of clear and obvious sabotage.
The AGW Party has never been sold on nuclear, despite the energy source ticking many of their ‘green’ boxes; nuclear likely would have fixed their manufactured problem, which would have been counter to their main objective.
Just like the unexplained fires ripping through the world’s food producing facilities, this intensifying energy crisis looks to be another cog within the elite’s controlled demolition of society, i.e. The Great Reset. It is hard to buy that this many dominoes could fall organically, or that policy makers could be this bewilderingly inept.
“The implications are enormous,” Reid noted. “For every 1 degree (C) drop in temperature France needs one extra nuclear power station to provide the power needed to provide heat across the country. What this means is that on a cold January day France needs circa 45GW of nuclear energy. Yesterday there was only 25GW online.”
It stands that these nuclear ‘problems’ pose just as big a threat to the EU grid as the better-publicized gas shortages — the issue isn’t just confined to within France’s borders; the country’s nuclear fleet is often hailed as the “backbone” of the European grid and often supports other nations in times of deficit.
And while many European countries now have their gas storage facilities full, which is unquestionably good news, the continent remains just one major cold snap away from almost immediately depleting its reserves with no quick way to refill them, given that Russian flows were recently literally sabotaged.
Bloomberg’s Javier Blas said France, as well as the broader European region, is now staring at a serious risk of blackouts this winter, when power demand peaks.
If the continent endures another ‘Beast From The East’, for example, as it did in 2018, the lights will go out, the heating will fail, and excess deaths, which have already been holding 15-20% above the 5-year average for the majority of 2022–no comment–will fire far, far higher.