Solar Grand Solar Minimum part deux

TxGal

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Another update from Oppenheimer Ranch Project on the volcanic eruption:

Soufrière St. Vincent Volcano Update: Another Vigorous Eruption This Morning - Ash Up To 35,000 ft - YouTube

Soufrière St. Vincent Volcano Update: Another Vigorous Eruption This Morning - Ash Up To 35,000 ft
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Soufrière St. Vincent volcano update: vigorous eruption sent ash up to 35,000 ft this morning https://bit.ly/2Rw75wO
GEOS Satellite GEOCOLOR LOOP https://bit.ly/2Qi91rS
NEW HUGE ERUPTION! La Soufriere Volcano Eruption the Caribbean Island (April 13, 2021) https://bit.ly/3g51J5J
Live Stream St Vincent Volcano Eruption Alert Level 5 https://bit.ly/328yG9i
Fagradalsfjall volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland): 5th and 6th eruptive fissures opened today https://bit.ly/3uQooH0
 

TxGal

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Winter returns to North America, Songhua River Freezes in China, and Fresh Spring Snow hits Hawaii - Electroverse



WINTER RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA, SONGHUA RIVER FREEZES IN CHINA, AND FRESH SPRING SNOW HITS HAWAII
APRIL 14, 2021 CAP ALLON

The Sun’s output is not constant, despite what the IPCC would have you believe — its emissions are modulated by its planets (namely conjunctions of Saturn, Jupiter, Earth and Venus) due to the interacting gravitational effects, and also by internal mechanisms.

Activity has been historically low over the past few years, and its output is expected to sink even further a we progress into Solar Cycles 25 and 26.


WINTER RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA
From the Rockies to the East Coast, the normal spring progression toward warmer weather is set to suffer a serious setback, reports the WP, as a violent Arctic blast delivers swathes of North America a rare April freeze.

Heavy snow is forecast to blast many areas over the coming days and weeks, including the Rockies and the interior Northeast, with most areas in-between enduring temperatures that more-closely resemble those of February/early March than mid-to-late April.

Here is the latest GFS temperature departure run for April 14 to April 30:


GFS 2m Temp Anomalies April 14 to April 30 [tropicaltidbits.com].

And below is the projected snowfall for the remainder of the month, which looks record-smashing for the time of year, particularly in and around The Rockies and Great Plains, as well as the Northeast.

GFS Total Snowfall (inches) for April 14 to April 13 [tropicaltidbits.com].

Once again, polar cold is riding anomalously-far south on the back of a weak and wavy meridional jet stream flow — a phenomenon expected –and proven– to increase during times of low solar activity, such as the historically low output we’ve been experiencing over the past few years.

Between 2018, 2019 and 2020, the Sun suffered a total of 710 spotless days. Sunspots are a great barometer for solar activity, and to find a solar minimum with more spotless days (aka fewer sunspots) you have to go all the way back to the early-1900s (the “Centennial Minimum”), and before that, the early-1800s (the “Dalton Minimum”). The year’s 2018-2019-2020 were a century-class Solar Minimum; solar flares were rare, geomagnetic storms almost non-existent, and Earth’s atmosphere had begun to cool–so much so in fact, that by late-2020 it had all-but reversed the past few decades of natural global warming brought-about by historically high solar output.

That cooling trend has only intensified into 2021 (see UAH), and while the next Solar Cycle (SC25) has shown unmistakable signs of life, it has been slow to get going. The Sun has been “blank” (devoid of sunspots) for long periods (41 days as of April 14), right at a time when all systems should be firing us into the ramp-up to solar maximum (due around 2025). In short, the historically weak minimum of cycle 24 is reluctant to release its icy grip.

Looking ahead, it’s still honestly anyone’s guess how SC25 will develop. NOAA says the cycle will top out at just 114 sunspots (so similar to Solar Cycle 24), while NASA has said that it will rival the cycles of the Dalton Minimum, some 200 years ago: “The forecast for the next solar cycle says it will be the weakest of the last 200 years. The maximum of this next cycle – measured in terms of sunspot number, a standard measure of solar activity level – could be 30 to 50% lower than the most recent one. The results show that the next cycle will start in 2020 and reach its maximum in 2025.”



SONGHUA RIVER FREEZES IN CHINA
In other news, the Songhua River has frozen in China.

Disaster News on YouTube has described the phenomenon as an “Incredible event!”

“The Songhua River generally freezes in November each year, but this time it freezes in April!!!!”

View: https://youtu.be/LKBHfuR1Yx0
Run time is 2:17

FRESH SPRING SNOW HITS HAWAII
As reported by bigislandvideonews.com, a fresh coat of snow covered the Hawaiʻi island summits of Maunakea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on Monday morning (April 12).

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Big Island summits on Sunday, as well as Haleakala on Maui — and as of Sunday evening, the access road to the summit of Maunakea was closed to the public above the Visitor Information Station “due to fog, (snow) flurries and below freezing temperatures.”


The view from Mauna Loa on Monday morning looking at the north sky and Mauna Kea, courtesy a NOAA webcam.


This USGS Hawiian Volcano Observatory image, taken Monday morning from a temporary research camera positioned on the summit of Mauna Loa, captures a look at the snow covering the Mokuʻāweoweo caldera.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.





Prepare accordinglylearn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
 

TxGal

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Volcanoes Today - summary of volcanic activity world-wide / VolcanoDiscovery

Volcanoes Today, 14 Apr 2021: Pacaya volcano, Popocatépetl, Dukono, Reventador, Sangay, Sinabung, Sakurajima, Taal
Wed, 14 Apr 2021, 10:00
10:00 AM | BY: VN

Constant steaming from fumarolic vents at Taal volcano (PHIVOLCS webcam image)

Constant steaming from fumarolic vents at Taal volcano (PHIVOLCS webcam image)

Explosion from Sinabung volcano yesterday (image: PVMBG)

Explosion from Sinabung volcano yesterday (image: PVMBG)

Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 14 Apr 2021

Satellite image of Dukono volcano on 14 Apr 2021

Satellite image of Soufrière St. Vincent volcano on 14 Apr 2021

Satellite image of Soufrière St. Vincent volcano on 14 Apr 2021
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20210414/0321Z FL050 EXTD S OBS VA DTG:14/0310Z

Suwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT 20210413/2346Z FL060 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:13/2340Z

Taal (Luzon, Philippines): The seismic activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels.
The seismic instrument recorded 383 volcano-tectonic earthquakes over the past 24 hours including 238 periods of the elevated amplitude volcanic tremor that lasted 1-12 minutes. This indicates elevated fluid movements of gas, water and possibly magma under the surface.
... [read more]

Sinabung (Sumatra, Indonesia): The explosive eruption of the volcano continues. It is characterized by occasional vulcanian-type explosions as occurred yesterday.
The volcano produced a moderate dense ash plume, which reached approx. 12,000 ft (3,600 m) altitude and drifted E-SE as the Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG) noted.
... [read more]

Dukono (Halmahera): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 7000 ft (2100 m) altitude or flight level 070 and is moving at 20 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSION TO FL070 OBS VA DTG:14/0238Z to 7000 ft (2100 m)

Popocatépetl (Central Mexico): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 21000 ft (6400 m) altitude or flight level 210 .
The full report is as follows: VA EM 14/0226Z to 21000 ft (6400 m)

Pacaya (Guatemala): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 10000 ft (3000 m) altitude or flight level 100 .
The full report is as follows: PSBL CONTG VA EMS. to 10000 ft (3000 m)

Sangay (Ecuador): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 19000 ft (5800 m) altitude or flight level 190 .
The full report is as follows: VA CLDS OBS IN SUMMIT WEBCAM to 19000 ft (5800 m)

Reventador (Ecuador): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Washington (VAAC) issued the following report: VA NOT OBS IN SAT.

Sabancaya (Peru): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report: continuous ash emissions

Soufrière St. Vincent (West Indies, St. Vincent): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 11000 ft (3400 m) altitude or flight level 110 and is moving at 25 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows: NEW VA EM TO FL110 14/0100Z to 11000 ft (3400 m)
 

TxGal

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Adapt 2030 has a podcast out that does discuss some GSM/Volcanic issues and the impacts to the economy, food availability, etc. It's a discussion between David DuByne and Bob Kudla:

Supply Chain Shocks and Swarms of Techtonic Activity
4,356 views • Apr 14, 2021

View: https://youtu.be/NpY0g93CatA
Run time is 33:12

Synopsis provided:

Bob Kudla from Trade Genius and David DuByne of ADAPT 2030 discuss how the record money printing of the U.S Dollar will ripple through the global economy in 2021 causing incredible inflation for food and daily essentials. With rising fuel prices, what places that will weather the financial storm which Bob discusses. Ready to protect your family?

•Supply chain shock
•Hot inflation inbound (Food and Life) •Returning to the misery index of the 1970’s
•Volcanic ash throughout the planet’s atmosphere
•Why so may swarms of tectonic activity
The only way a New Green Deal works is if nuclear power is included
•Crypto bull run as Coinbase goes public
 

TxGal

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‘Cold Outbreaks are NOT caused by Global Warming’ — Dr Jay Lehr and Tom Harris - Electroverse



‘COLD OUTBREAKS ARE NOT CAUSED BY GLOBAL WARMING’ — DR JAY LEHR AND TOM HARRIS
APRIL 15, 2021 CAP ALLON

“Global cooling – and global totalitarian socialism – are the catastrophes we should fear most.”
JAY LEHR and TOM HARRIS


What do heat waves, floods, droughts, rising sea levels, forest fires, hurricanes, African wars, mass extinctions, disease outbreaks, and human and animal migrations from South America and the Middle East have in common? According to climate activists, they are all caused by dangerous man-made global warming. And this, in turn, is supposedly caused by rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels resulting from our use of fossil fuels.

They might as well add alien invasions to the list, because it is all nonsense. Indeed, the climate scare industry has achieved such a level of absurdity that, on February 1, journalist Andrew Revkin reported in a National Geographic article that, “Many stories in recent days highlighted studies concluding that global warming is boosting the odds of cold [weather] outbreaks.”

(As we delve into the realm of absurdity, however, let us not forget that, in 2011, scientists from NASA’s Planetary Science Division and Michael Mann’s Penn State University actually presented a report speculating that extraterrestrial environmentalists could be so appalled by our planet-polluting, climate-changing ways that they could view humans as a threat to the entire intergalactic ecosystem and decide to destroy humanity!)

Among the most absurd of recent climate alarm statements is the one attributing recent cold spells to manmade global warming came from University of Michigan professor emeritus of environment and sustainability Donald Scavia, who said: “In the past there was a very strong gradient of cold air at the poles and warmer air south of the poles. That gradient kept the cold where it is…. As the poles are warming faster than the rest of the planet, that gradient weakens, allowing the cold air currents to dip south.”

Dr. Tim Ball, an environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, said that Scavia’s statement “is utter rubbish.” Ball explained, “It’s wrong in every aspect, from the basic assumption to the interpretation. In fact, a gradient makes things move. It doesn’t ‘keep the cold where it is.’

It’s also a mistake to think that, if human-produced CO2 is actually causing global warming, the poles will warm first. “There is no evidence of that; they just are assuming it to be the case,” Dr. Ball emphasized.

And, if the poles did warm first, Ball explained, the reduced temperature difference between the poles and lower latitude regions would reduce extreme weather events, not intensify them, as climate campaigners claim. After all, weather and extreme weather events are driven by the temperature gradient between latitudes. A warming Arctic would result in less intense cold outbreaks and a lesser intrusion of cold arctic air colliding with warm moist air in warmer regions. Climate alarmists have their science backwards.

Ball noted that the real cause of the severe cold outbreaks in the United States is a wavy Jet Stream.

The Jet Stream is a thin band of strong winds that flow rapidly around the planet from west to east at approximately 10 km altitude. The Jet Stream divides warm air masses, typically found at low latitudes towards the tropics, from cold air masses, usually found at high latitudes near the poles.

However, a very wavy jet stream, as we are experiencing now (and have many times in the past), allows frigid Arctic air to move south to normally warmer latitudes and warm tropical air to push into Polar latitudes. The result is an increase in extreme weather events, including the cold outbreaks in the USA. It has nothing to do with global warming. In fact, the most common cause of a wavy Jet Stream is global cooling. History shows that severe weather increases with a cooling world, not a warming one.

As to fears of more cold outbreaks due to global warming, Ball laughed, “They’re making it all up!”

Clearly, there is no end to the deceptions that the climate lobby will tell the public in order to deprive the world of reliable, inexpensive fossil fuel-based energy, the foundation of modern living standards. Perhaps the greatest deception of all is what real scientists call cherry picking – highlighting data that advance their theory and agenda, while ignoring data that do not support their politics.

The graph below explains how they do it:



The overall trend of the data is obvious: as variable “A” declines, variable “B” increases. But if you choose only a small portion of the data (or just a few years out of 100 or 1,000), you can declare the trend to be anything you want – including having “A” stay the same as “B” increases, and even having “A” increase as “B” increases.

This is the sleight-of-hand used by global warming alarmists who want the public to believe that burning fossil fuels and increasing the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide must be stopped at all costs. They want to run the nation and the world on expensive, inconvenient, unreliable wind and solar energy. They ignore the fact that those energy must be totally backed up by dependable energy sources like fossil fuel or nuclear in order to stop the grid from collapsing. It has been calculated that, were the Midwest to be dependent only on wind and solar power, at least one million people would have died of hypothermia during the recent minus-50 degrees F cold spell.

As demonstrated by Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels, the latest report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, the impact of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) has been overwhelmingly positive. The report’s Summary for Policymakers states:

“Fossil fuels have benefited humanity by making possible the prosperity that occurred since the first Industrial Revolution…. Fossil fuels also power the technologies that reduce the environmental impact of a growing human population, saving space for wildlife…. Nearly all the impacts of fossil fuel use on human well-being are net positive (benefits minus costs), near zero (no net benefit or cost), or are simply unknown.”

Besides raising living standards across the world, fossil fuel use has helped elevate CO2 in our atmosphere from a level dangerously close to the point at which plants start to die – to where we are today, with the Earth once again “greening,” as crops, forests and grasslands grow faster and better.

The global warming scare has never been about science, or even climate for that matter. The long-term goal of many activists is to unite the world under a single socialistic government in which there is no capitalism, no democracy and no freedom. After all, personal freedom is fueled largely by access to affordable energy.

An intermediate goal of climate alarmism is thus to limit the amount of energy that is available and place it under tight government control. Inexpensive fossil fuels remain an obstacle to their vision, and so must be done away with entirely, climate campaigners maintain. We must not let them succeed.

Dr. Jay Lehr is the Science Director of The Heartland Institute which is based in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Tom Harris is Executive Director of the Ottawa-based
International Climate Science Coalition.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.





Prepare accordinglylearn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
 

TxGal

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Hawaii: 34 earthquakes rattle world's largest active volcano raising fears of eruption -- Earth Changes -- Sott.net

Hawaii: 34 earthquakes rattle world's largest active volcano raising fears of eruption

Oliver O'Connell
The Independent
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:15 UTC

A lava flow map of Mauna Loa on Hawaii’s Big Island
© USGS
A lava flow map of Mauna Loa on Hawaii’s Big Island prepared by the US Geological Survey

Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, covering half of the Big Island of Hawaii, was ratted by 34 small earthquakes on Sunday.

Though only registering small magnitudes, scientists have warned citizens that the mounting seismic activity could signal that an eruption may be possible in the near future.

There have been 155 earthquakes greater than 1.5 on the Richter scale in the past seven days, and 740 in the past month, including a 4.3 on 3 April.

Sunday's largest tremor was a 3.2 magnitude quake that struck Pahala, south of the summit of Mauna Loa at 8.08pm local time. A 3.0 tremor also struck in the afternoon.

In March, the US Geological Survey said that as the volcano continues to awaken from its slumber, it would be a good time for people to revisit their personal emergency plans in the event of an eruption.

Historical data accompanying a press release from USGS shows that in previous eruptions it could take just hours for lava flows to reach populated areas.

"Now is the time to revisit personal eruption plans. Similar to preparing for hurricane season, having an eruption plan in advance helps during an emergency," the agency wrote.

A "go-bag" with essential items and important documents is recommended, should evacuations be ordered in the event of an eruption.

Rising to 13,681 feet above sea level (4,169m), Mauna Loa, or "Long Mountain" in Hawaiian, also extends three miles to the ocean floor, making it taller than Mount Everest from its base.

The Big Island also has three other active volcanoes — Mauna Kea, Kilauea, and Hualalai. Kilauea has been erupting since November.

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since official records began in 1843. The last eruption was more than 35 years ago when the volcano spewed lava from 25 March to 15 April, 1984.

Eruptions of the volcano tend to produce large, fast-moving lava flows that can impact communities on both the east and west sides of the Big Island from Kona to Hilo.

Hilo in the east of Hawaii has been threatened by seven lava flows since the 1850s. In 1984, the lava stopped approximately four miles outside of the city.

On the south and west sides of the island, lava flows have reached the coast eight times, including three times in 1950.

A USGS ranking of the biggest volcanic threats in the US has Kilauea in the top position, followed by Mount St Helens and Mount Rainier in Washington State.

Mauna Loa is 16th on the list, which is determined by 24 factors relating to the threat to the nearby population and the threat to aviation.
 

TxGal

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Emergency! Emergency! Emergency! Antarctica is melting... Oops... Ohhhh... - Ice Age Now

Emergency! Emergency! Emergency! Antarctica is melting… Oops… Ohhhh…
April 14, 2021 by Robert



Oops. Ohhhhh… These so-called ‘scientists’ must have forgotten. Turns out that volcanoes are melting the ice from below, not humans.

“Evidence of Antarctic glacier’s tipping point confirmed,” shouts the headline on ScienceDaily.com.

“Pine Island Glacier is a region of fast-flowing ice draining an area of West Antarctica approximately two thirds the size of the UK,” the article explains. “The glacier is a particular cause for concern as it is losing more ice than any other glacier in Antarctica.”

“Currently, Pine Island Glacier together with its neighbouring Thwaites glacier are responsible for about 10% of the ongoing increase in global sea level.”

Using a state-of-the-art ice flow model developed by Northumbria University’s glaciology research group, the researchers found “that Pine Island glacier has at least three distinct tipping points. The third and final event, triggered by ocean temperatures increasing by 1.2C, leads to a rapid and irreversible retreat of the entire glacier.


The article, dated 1 Apr 2021, warns that such a retreat, “once started, could lead to the collapse of the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which contains enough ice to raise global sea level by over three metres.”

“The researchers say that long-term warming and shoaling trends in Circumpolar Deep Water, in combination with changing wind patterns in the Amundsen Sea, could expose Pine Island Glacier’s ice shelf to warmer waters for longer periods of time, making temperature changes of this magnitude increasingly likely.”

Sounds pretty bad, doesn’t it? We should blame humans for all that warmer water, right?

Uh, not exactly.

What the article doesn’t bother to mention

What the article doesn’t bother to mention is that the water is being heated by underwater volcanoes. And scientists have known this for at least seven years, probably a lot longer.

Here’s an article I posted about this on June 10, 2014.

“A new study finds that subglacial volcanoes and other geothermal “hotspots” are contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier, a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica’s Pine Island Bay,” this article shows


Here’s another article that I posted on August 11, 2014.

“A new study by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin found that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is collapsing due to geothermal heat, not man-made global warming,” this article shows.


And yet another article on September 16, 2014. This was actually a press release from the University of Texas.

Thwaites Glacier, the large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is not only being eroded by the ocean, it’s being melted from below by geothermal heat, researchers at the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin (UTIG) report in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Then in 2017 I posted yet another article about this, saying that underground streams of heated rock – heated by volcanic activity – might explain why Antarctica’s ice sheets are melting.


And finally, here’s a press release from the National Science Foundation, entitled “Previously unsuspected volcanic activity confirmed under West Antarctic Ice Sheet at Pine Island Glacier.”

“…researchers don’t yet know how volcanic heat is distributed along the bottom of the ice sheet. However, researchers do know that the heat from the volcano is producing melting beneath the ice sheet.”


The Pine Island Glacier meets the ocean. Credit: Galen Dossin, NSF

Previously unsuspected volcanic activity confirmed under West Antarctic Ice Sheet at Pine Island Glacier

So… when the alarmists start yelling at you, once again, that we humans are responsible for melting the Antarctic Ice Sheet – and that we must therefore destroy our entire economy – you might want to remember this:

Volcanoes are melting the ice from below!

This global warming hoax is getting way out of hand.
 

TxGal

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Switzerland - One of the coldest 10-day spells for April in almost 20 years - Ice Age Now

Switzerland – One of the coldest 10-day spells for April in almost 20 years
April 15, 2021 by Robert

In some areas, one of the coldest for the last 30 years.
______________

“Periode de froid remarquable pour le mois d’avril 2021,” reads the headline.

In Switzerland, the first half of April was characterized by very low minimum temperatures with frequent frosts at ground level and snowfall down to low altitude north of the Alps. Regionally, the average minimum temperature over the past ten days was the lowest for April in almost 20 years.

Minimum temperatures were particularly low in western and northwestern Switzerland, along the central slope of the Northern Alps, in Valais and Ticino.

Not so cold for a long time

For many measurement sites, a period of 10 days colder than the one we just experienced in April last occurred in 2003.
In Lugano, for example, the average daily minimum temperature between April 4 and April 13 was 5.5 ° C. Such a cold spell in April had not occurred. since 2003. With 5.0 ° C, it is also a very cold period for Locarno Monti, although the same value was recorded in 2013.

One of the coldest for the last 30 years

For the La Chaux-de-Fonds measurement station, the average minimum for the last 10 days was -3.8 ° C, one of the coldest for the last 30 years. The lowest value was recorded in April 1991.

Even at higher altitudes, average minimum temperatures have been very low. On the Säntis, for example, the average daily minimum between April 4 and April 13 was -11.3 ° C, the lowest value in many years.

Période de froid remarquable pour le mois d'avril 2021 - MétéoSuisse
 

TxGal

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Brrrrr! - Storks in Europe nesting in the snow - Ice Age Now

Brrrrr! – Storks in Europe nesting in the snow

April 15, 2021 by Robert

After their long journey from tropical Africa, these poor fellows arrived at the wrong time.

The stork is a symbol of Central Europe. Their population numbers several thousand individuals. Each spring, these majestic large birds make a long journey from tropical Africa. But sometimes they arrive at the wrong time …

During these April days, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland were covered with snow. The height of freshly fallen snow reaches 10-15 cm (4 to 6 inches).

See photos of storks in the snow:
Аисты в Европе: бедолаги прилетели не вовремя

Europe – Hot in the east, record cold in the west

But in the west the temperature is below normal by 2-3, in some regions below normal by 7°C. In other regions the coldest in more than a hundred years.

In Germany, France, northern Italy, it freezes at night, snows and a cold wind blows.

In France, winds from the north, mistral and tramontana, threaten flowering trees. In some places, the newly returned freezes broke records.

In the early morning hours of April 13 in Edinburgh, it froze to -2.9°C, a record low temperature for this day.

Meanwhile thermometers in Maastricht in the Netherlands dropped to -2.9°C, the coldest in more than a hundred years. The previous record, set in 1912, was only slightly lower at -2.8°C.

A completely different picture is found in the countries of Eastern Europe. In Eastern European countries the temperature exceeds usual values by 4-6 degrees. The values are not records, but during the day it is about 19 to 24°C, as if it were May. And in the European territory of Russia there are many warm records. Hot air even penetrates from Central Asia.

Европа: на востоке тепло, на западе холодно: Метеоновости о погоде
 

TheSearcher

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Switzerland - One of the coldest 10-day spells for April in almost 20 years - Ice Age Now

Switzerland – One of the coldest 10-day spells for April in almost 20 years
April 15, 2021 by Robert

In some areas, one of the coldest for the last 30 years.
______________

“Periode de froid remarquable pour le mois d’avril 2021,” reads the headline.

In Switzerland, the first half of April was characterized by very low minimum temperatures with frequent frosts at ground level and snowfall down to low altitude north of the Alps. Regionally, the average minimum temperature over the past ten days was the lowest for April in almost 20 years.

Minimum temperatures were particularly low in western and northwestern Switzerland, along the central slope of the Northern Alps, in Valais and Ticino.

Not so cold for a long time

For many measurement sites, a period of 10 days colder than the one we just experienced in April last occurred in 2003.
In Lugano, for example, the average daily minimum temperature between April 4 and April 13 was 5.5 ° C. Such a cold spell in April had not occurred. since 2003. With 5.0 ° C, it is also a very cold period for Locarno Monti, although the same value was recorded in 2013.

One of the coldest for the last 30 years

For the La Chaux-de-Fonds measurement station, the average minimum for the last 10 days was -3.8 ° C, one of the coldest for the last 30 years. The lowest value was recorded in April 1991.

Even at higher altitudes, average minimum temperatures have been very low. On the Säntis, for example, the average daily minimum between April 4 and April 13 was -11.3 ° C, the lowest value in many years.

Période de froid remarquable pour le mois d'avril 2021 - MétéoSuisse
Can you imagine how bad it would have been without Goreball Warming?

< /sarc>
 

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Snow In Mid-April - Winter Blast Headed To Northeast
BY TYLER DURDEN
ZERO HEDGE
THURSDAY, APR 15, 2021 - 04:55 PM

April showers bring May flowers.

Not this time around. Weather models suggest significant snowfall could be seen in higher elevation areas across the interior Northeast. Maybe Old Man Winter is about to put up his last fight for the season (let's hope so).
The Weather Channel's Felicia Combs reports, "snow will be falling across the Northeast to round out the workweek. Mountain snow will add up to feet in portions of the Green Mountains. Elevation will make all the difference in what snow sticks around."



Five states have already published alerts for snow from upstate New York to Maine. A winter storm warning is in effect for Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, where higher elevations could receive upwards of 18 inches.



Heading into this weekend, the National Weather Service tweeted: "Which season is it?"

(1) Snow will taper off across the Northern Plains today. (2) Heavy snow in the Central Rockies lingering through Friday. (3) Flash flooding possible in the Lower MS Valley through Wednesday. (4) High terrain snow in the Northeast Thursday night/Friday.




Old Man Winter is not giving up yet (nearly a month into spring) as a new snowstorm approaches the Northeast.

Snow In Mid-April - Winter Blast Headed To Northeast | ZeroHedge
 

TxGal

Day by day
The Oppenheimer Ranch Project has a new podcast out:

Record April Snow Predicted - Severe Weather In The Southeast - Soufrière St. Vincent Volcano Update - YouTube

Record April Snow Predicted - Severe Weather In The Southeast - Soufrière St. Vincent Volcano Update
4,302 views • Premiered Apr 14, 2021

View: https://youtu.be/RutFFvwMi4I
Run time is 32:25

Synopsis provided:

April Chill May Last Into Next Week in the Plains as West Coast Heats Up https://bit.ly/3x78J8u
Snow in April? Parts of Massachusetts could get 6-plus inches https://bit.ly/2OQo2kD
Snow on the way to Michigan, and yes some spots get accumulations https://bit.ly/32iMePw
Spring nor'easter to drop snow across New York https://bit.ly/2OPE661
Steady rain and wet snow coming to NH for Friday https://bit.ly/3e9Yjwe
Gulf Coast to remain target of torrential rain, gusty storms https://bit.ly/2Qotwn9
Giant hail pummels part of the Texas Hill Country https://bit.ly/3txkm68
Thunderstorms and Flooding Along the Gulf Coast; Winter Returns in the Central Rockies https://www.weather.gov/
GFS Model Total Snow US https://bit.ly/3sjsTs4
Experts: US Faces 65 Percent Chance of Above-Normal Hurricane Season https://bit.ly/325H0GE
Soufrière St. Vincent volcano update https://bit.ly/3acXb9M
Taal volcano (Luzon, Philiippines): SO2 emissions rapidly increased https://bit.ly/32iMSfU
Taal Data https://s.si.edu/2Qnsgk0
Eruption Mar 2021 on the Reykjanes Peninsula https://bit.ly/3g8rrXa
Earthquake swarm far north of Kolbeinsey island https://icelandgeology.net/
Navy captures footage of pyramid-shaped UFOs, orbs https://www.foxnews.com/science/navy-...
Evidence for the Innermost Inner Core: Robust Parameter Search for Radially Varying Anisotropy Using the Neighborhood Algorithm https://bit.ly/2Q3VUuS
flashing pyramid UFO and bizarre orb swoop on US warships before vanishing in latest Navy footage https://bit.ly/3gbtFox
Couch potatoes are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 https://bit.ly/2Q86FMB
The impact of solar variability on climatic parameters https://bit.ly/3e4axWX
'Innermost': Earth has another layer in its core, scientists discover
https://bit.ly/3uWrRnL
 

TxGal

Day by day
April Snow hits Hungary, as Switzerland Registers Coldest Spell in 3-Decades: European Fruit Shortage Expected - Electroverse



APRIL SNOW HITS HUNGARY, AS SWITZERLAND REGISTERS COLDEST SPELL IN 3-DECADES: EUROPEAN FRUIT SHORTAGE EXPECTED
APRIL 16, 2021 CAP ALLON

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

APRIL SNOW HITS HUNGARY

Heavy April snow hit Hungary this week, including in the regions of Bakony, Kékestető, Pécs, Komárom-Esztergom county, and Normafa.

More than a foot (30 cm) settled in Bakony, reports hungarytoday.hu.

The unexpected conditions have caused major traffic disruptions across the country.


© Zoltán Máthé/MTI
Snowy bicycle in Tés on April 14, 2021.

SWITZERLAND REGISTERS COLDEST SPELL IN 3-DECADES

In nearby Switzerland, the first half of April has been characterized by very low minimum temperatures, frequent frosts at ground level and snowfall down to very low altitudes, according to meteosuisse.admin.ch.

The average minimum temperature over the past ten days was the lowest for April in decades.

In Lugano, for example, the average daily minimum temperature between April 4 and April 13 was 5.5C (41.9F) — such a cold spell in April had not occurred. since 2003.

It’s been even colder in La Chaux-de-Fonds; here, the average minimum for the last 10 days was -3.8C (38.8F) –one of the coldest for the last 30 years (with the lowest recorded during the April of 1991).

After brief burst of heat at the beginning of the month, temperatures across Switzerland then fell off a cliff to levels well-below the 1981-2010 norm. Here the mercury has stayed ever-since, and is forecast to remain. This is a devastating setup for the regions’ flora and fauna: see Grand Solar Minimums and the Swings between Extremes.



Europe’s historic April chill, which included the declaration of an “Agricultural Disaster” in France, has resulted in a looming fruit and vegetable shortage.

As reported by freshplaza.com, the frost episodes earlier this month have devastated French crops; as a result, the country’s Minister of Agriculture, Julien Denormandie, has said “French fruit may be scarce this summer.”

Françoise Roch, president of the National Federation of Fruit Producers (FNPF), explains that while lows down to -2C (28.4F) can occur at this time of year (‘white frosts’), last week’s lows of -8C (17.6F) were an entirely different matter — these so-called ‘black frosts’ are incredibly rare, and utterly devastating.

“Here, we went down to -6C (21.2F), and in some regions, down to -8C (17.6F). Such a frost is NOT usual this late in the year, and it is catastrophic,” said Roch. “In the winter, a fruit tree is resting and can withstand temperatures of -20C (-4F). But in this case, the vegetation was already advanced because February was very warm this year and the trees thought that spring had arrived already. In such conditions, the slightest cold spell destroys the harvests.”

These ‘black frosts’ were not localized, either. According to Daniel Sauvaitre, arboriculturist and winegrower in Charente, “each region (of France) has been affected,” with many different crops suffering. From apricots and cherries, to table grapes and plums, “there will be almost nothing,” laments Roch, who adds that the Rhône valley and the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, for example, “are areas that had never seen such cold temperatures this time of year.”

The shortage of products will naturally lead to higher prices.

“If only 30% of the fruit can be harvested, the fruit will cost a lot more. It is normal for the producer to charge more in order to compensate for the losses and all the costs involved,” explains Roch. “But we hope that the purchasing centers and the stores will play the game so that prices do not soar too much, and that consumers will be understanding and kind enough to buy French products, even if they are a little bit more expensive.”

The intense freeze wasn’t just confined to France though, so cheaper alternatives may not even be an option. April’s big freeze infected the majority of Europe, and it is still ongoing in many parts. As of today, April 16, England, for example, is still on for its 16th coldest April since 1659 (CET). While in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, thousand of storks that have made the long journey from tropical Africa have arrived to find record snowfall on the ground instead of the expected warmth and blooms of spring: they have arrived at the wrong time, reports gismeteo.ru.


A stork stands in its nest during a snowfall. [Photo: Thomas Warnack/dpa]


12 April 2021, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Isny im Allgäu: A stork struts across a snow-covered reed meadow in the snowfall. It snowed overnight in the Allgäu. Photo: Felix Kästle/dpa

A FINAL NOTE

Thank you to each and every one of my 455 patrons — your support is keeping Electroverse running.

I have recently been approached by an independent advertising network who say they are interested in running ads on EV. Specifically to my patrons, how many of you would accept a few adverts peppering the site; maybe a banner/content ad and two down the sidebar?

I’m sure the ads won’t be a long term thing –as it proved before– but I wanted to put it to you before I decide (leave a comment below, and I’ll manually approve it–something I have to do due to spam). This could be a way for me and my family to earn an extra few-hundred dollars a month, to pay for our Portugal prep — including the new male goat that arrived just yesterday, who we intend to breed with our Nigerian Dwarf does for milk.

Anyway, I’m off out to transplant 100+ eggplant plugs.

What are you planting this weekend to prepare?

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.





Prepare accordinglylearn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
 

TxGal

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More snow for New England – mid April - Ice Age Now

More snow for New England – mid April
April 16, 2021 by Robert

Also for parts of Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas. Up to a foot (30 cm) of snow. Isolated power outages possible.
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National Weather Service Burlington VT
Apr 15 2021

Windsor-Eastern Addison-Eastern Rutland-Including the cities of Springfield, White River Junction, Bristol, Ripton, East Wallingford, and Killington

…WINTER STORM WARNING FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 PM EDT FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, mainly above 1500 feet.
* WHERE…Windsor, Eastern Addison and Eastern Rutland Counties.
* WHEN…From 8 PM this evening to 8 PM EDT Friday.
* IMPACTS…Travel could be difficult, especially over higher elevation roads.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Rain will transition to snow, mainly above 1500 feet tonight and be moderate to heavy at times through early Friday afternoon before tapering off in the evening.
Isolated power outages are possible.

National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary
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Cheyenne, Wyoming – 9 PM April 15th – Winter Storm Headlines remain in place with more snow to come tonight before finally diminishing across the region tomorrow. Already seeing snow tapper off from west to east this evening with areas along and east of the I-25 corridor still receiving the bulk of it as bands of snow continue to impact the area.

Weather Story
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LIGHT SNOW CONTINUES OVER NORTHEASTERN COLORADO…

Light snow will continue for much of the morning before ending around midday. Roads will be slick and slushy. Use caution while traveling.

Northeast Weld County-Morgan County-Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County – Including the cities of Wiggins, Fort Morgan, Otis, Julesburg, Briggsdale, Sterling, Pawnee Buttes, Cope, Akron, Raymer, Brush, Ovid, Peetz, Grover, Sedgwick, Haxtun, Last Chance, Goodrich, Stoneham, Crook, Holyoke, Amherst, and Merino
906 AM MDT Fri Apr 16 2021

Denver/Boulder, CO
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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – KANSAS
National Weather Service Goodland KS
805 AM Fri Apr 16 2021

Yuma-Kit Carson-Cheyenne-Rawlins-Sherman-Thomas-Dundy-Hitchcock-
Including the cities of Yuma, Wray, Burlington, St. Francis, Bird City, Atwood, Goodland, Colby, Benkelman, Culbertson, Trenton, Stratton Ne, and Palisade

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL NOON MDT /1 PM CDT/ TODAY…

* WHAT…Snow. Total snow accumulations are anticipated to range from 3 to 6 inches in northeast Colorado and adjacent Kansas and Nebraska border counties. Locally higher amounts are possible. Further south and east, total snow accumulations are anticipated to range from 2 to 4 inches.

* WHERE…Yuma and Kit Carson counties in northeast Colorado. Dundy and Hitchcock counties in southwest Nebraska. Sherman, Cheyenne, Rawlins, and Thomas counties in northwest Kansas.

National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary
 

TxGal

Day by day
The US has endured a very long winter - Ice Age Now

The US has endured a very long winter
April 16, 2021 by Robert

One of the earliest snowstorms on record swept through parts of the United States in early September 2020. Now comes a mid-April snowstorm for the Northeast, some western states and the central US.
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One of the earliest snowstorms on record swept through parts of the United States, from Montana to New Mexico on September 8 and 9, 2020, bringing record-early snow and record cold to much of the region. The weather system hit the region after record-breaking heat, producing a drastic 33 °C (60 °F) drop in temperatures within just 24 hours.

Record-early winter storm brings much below-average temperatures and record snow from Montana to New Mexico, U.S.

Now comes Mid-April Snowstorm for the Northeast, Western States and Central US

Up to 17 inches of snow in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah and California, with some areas seeing up to 17 inches of fresh April snow.
Even ABC News admits to this now.

New proof of global warming?

A winter storm warning has been issued for New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine where some areas could see up to 15 inches of fresh April snow.

A separate storm system was expected to bring more snow to the central U.S. where six states were on alert for heavy April snow. Those states are South Dakota, Utah, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming

Locally up to 18 inches of snow is possible from Wyoming to Colorado with up to a half a foot from South Dakota into Nebraska and western Kansas.

“Already some areas from Lake Tahoe, California, to Utah and Colorado have seen 12 to 17 inches of fresh powder in the last 24 hours,” says ABC News.

See entire article from 15 Apr 2021

April snowstorm for the Northeast and Central US, more severe weather for South
 

TxGal

Day by day
A new podcast from Adapt 2030:

Global Food Reduction Begins with the 2021 Hurricne Forecast
2,480 views • Apr 16, 2021

View: https://youtu.be/iLpnOhbBJFc
Run time is 13:39

Synopsis provided:

2021 Hurricane forecast is based on continuing La Nina conditions in the Pacific, but there are huge irregularities in high and low pressure systems through the oceans. Add in the fact that agriculture is being hit with wave after wave of out of season cold waves, this has all the fingerprints to atmospheric disturbances beginning as we have seen in the outer planets over the last 18 months.
 

TxGal

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North Texas - Lows near or slightly below freezing thru middle of next week - Ice Age Now

North Texas – Lows near or slightly below freezing thru middle of next week
April 16, 2021 by Robert

Could damage or kill any sensitive vegetation if proper precautions are not taken.

Lows near or slightly below freezing expected across the southwest Texas Panhandle and the northwestern South Plains

National Weather Service Lubbock TX
Apr 16 2021

…Near Freezing Temperatures Possible Late Tonight into Early Saturday…

Temperatures will drop into the 30s across most of the Caprock late tonight, with lows near or slightly below freezing expected across the southwest Texas Panhandle and northwestern South Plains.

Lower to middle 30s will be possible across the central and southern South Plains too if skies clear more than expected.

The cold temperatures could damage or kill any sensitive vegetation if proper precautions are not taken.

Additional near- to below-freezing temperatures will be possible Saturday night as well as during the early to middle of next week.

Including the cities of Friona, Bovina, Farwell, Dimmitt, Hart, Tulia, Happy, Silverton, Quitaque, Muleshoe, Littlefield, Amherst, Olton, Plainview, Hale Center, Floydada, Lockney, Morton, Whiteface, Levelland, Sundown, Lubbock, Wolfforth, Slaton, Ralls, Crosbyton, Denver City, Plains, Brownfield, Meadow, Wellman, Tahoka, New Home, ODonnell, Post, and Lake Alan Henry.

I suppose that some so-called scientist, somewhere, somehow, will find a cockamamie way of explaining that this extreme cold is caused by global warming.

National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary
 

Martinhouse

Veteran Member
Looks like it's going to freeze here in north central Arkansas at least once next week. Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Out where I live, I suspect it could possibly happen Wed. night/Thursday morning as well.

Actually, the first ten years I lived here, the average last spring frost or freeze was April 21 and first frost in the fall was roughly the third week of October. Then things got milder and I got spoiled and so it's harder to accept the cooling I've noticed for the last several years. This last winter was relatively mild here in my part of Arkansas, but the warm/cold/warm/cold has been hard to adapt to.
 

jed turtle

a brother in the Lord
Been snowing on and off here on the northern reach of the coastal plain here in Maine. Had to start the wood stove again. Ticks had just started up again, so I am hoping this cold sets them back...
I have recently been given a guinea hen so I hoped she would level out the tick population, but the constant racket she makes is not worth the possible benefit. I have been using herbs to control any tick-borne infections for nearly a decade (see “Healing Lyme”) and I got my first Lyme disease infection in 1985 the year after they introduced wild turkeys to Maine, but I don’t think I can survive the harsh noise she constantly produces...
 

TxGal

Day by day
Some volanic eruption updated from Felix at Ice Age Now:

La Soufrière Volcano Still Pulsing - Video - Ice Age Now

La Soufrière Volcano Still Pulsing – Video
April 17, 2021 by Robert

Considered the largest eruption in the Caribbean in at least 250 years. And yet another strong explosion at the volcano occurred at 06:16 local time yesterday morning (16 Apr), according to volcanodiscovery.com.

“An increasingly large plume reached up to an estimated altitude of 8,000 ft (2,400 m) as reported Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Washington.”

“The activity follows a pulsating pattern: Soufrière St. Vincent’s tendency to produce such events in series at roughly regular intervals.”

Soufrière St. Vincent volcano update: powerful eruptions continue
Thanks to Benjamin Napier for this link

La Soufrière Volcano Eruption Update; A New 900 Meter Wide Explosion Crater has Formed

View: https://youtu.be/xay87WCVDbs
Run time is 4:01

The Soufrière St. Vincent (or La Soufrière) volcano strated a highly explosive eruption on April 9th, 2021.

Those living on the islands of St. Vincent, Barbados, St Lucia and other regional islands in the Caribbean can testify to the unusual power of this volcano because they can look outside and see the ground covered with a thick layer of ash.

After a large evacuation, the first explosion send a plume of ash 9700 meters into the atmosphere. After a week of activity, explosive eruptions have subsided. Now, as the ash begins to clear, we have confirmed that there is now a new 900 meter wide explosion crater which resulted from the current eruption. This video will cover what might happen next, and state the series of events which led to this explosive eruption.

Small explosions may continue to take place for weeks, or even months.

This video was made by a geologist who is based in Arizona.

Video from Geology Hub

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Iceland - Geldingadalur Eruption Still Ongoing - New fissures Open Up - Video - Ice Age Now

Iceland – Geldingadalur Eruption Still Ongoing – New fissures Open Up – Video
April 17, 2021 by Robert

Also includes live feed.

View: https://youtu.be/bHKLFkYsqVY
Run time is 9:42

16 April 2021 – “The eruption may be a shield volcano eruption, which may last for several years,” says this video from Epic Storm. “It is visible from the suburbs of the capital city of Reykjavík and has attracted a large number of visitors. However, high levels of volcanic gases such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide make parts of the area inaccessible.”

Hmmmm. Did you catch that? Some areas around the volcano are inaccessible due to “high levels of volcanic gases such carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.”

Do you suppose it’s possible that this and other volcanoes now erupting around the world may also be contributing to today’s risings CO2 levels?

And when you understand that Iceland is an extremely small fraction of the 10,000-mile-long Mid-Atlantic Ridge – which is comprised almost entirely of huge underwater volcanoes (some of which are miles tall) – do you suppose it’s possible that underwater volcanoes could be contributing to ocean warming?

Scientists have no idea how many underwater volcanoes may be hiding beneath the briny waters, but it appears that there are well over three million. (A total of 3,477,403 submarine volcanoes may exist worldwide, of which 139,096 are active.)

And here’s a video showing the the moment when the crater collapsed:

View: https://youtu.be/dqGHMtdZIBU
Run time is 1:58

Now here’s a live feed:

View: https://youtu.be/I1I-0PUhFmU

Notice that you can now see what appear to be at least five active cones.

 

TxGal

Day by day
France declares emergency as freak cold snap wipes out one-third of wine crop -- Earth Changes -- Sott.net

France declares emergency as freak cold snap wipes out one-third of wine crop

Sputnik
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:04 UTC

france wine crops
© REUTERS / PASCAL ROSSIGNOL

An estimated €2 billion-worth of production has been lost after an early warm spell that encouraged grape vines and fruit trees to blossom was followed by a cold snap that killed them off. That came after the industry lost €1 billion in exports last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

France has declared a national emergency after one-third wine production has been lost to rare spring frosts.

French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie hyperbolically described the crisis as "probably the greatest agricultural catastrophe of the beginning of the 21st century" this week, and the government declared an "agricultural emergency".

An early bout of warm weather encouraged vines and fruit trees to blossom early, only for a sudden cold snap to nip them in the bud. The Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône and Loire Valleys and Provence have all been affected.

The damage has been estimated at €2 billion (£1.7 billion) in projected lost sales this year — on top of €1 billion in exports lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With the industry estimated to be worth around €14 billion annually — and employing some 600,000 people, the economic damage could be significant.

Last week President Emmanuel Macron tweeted his support for farmers trying to save their crops by lighting fires and or placing torches between rows of vines.

"To you, farmers who, throughout France, have fought relentlessly, night after night, to protect the fruits of your labour, I want to tell you our full support in this fight. Hold on tight ! We are by your side and will remain so," Macron wrote.

View: https://twitter.com/EmmanuelMacron/status/1380891759652265986


(translation appears to be:

To you, farmers who, throughout France, have fought tirelessly, night after night, to protect the fruits of your work, I want to express our full support in this fight. Hold on! We are by your side and will remain so.)
 

TxGal

Day by day

summerthyme

Administrator
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We've had nice spring weather for the past month at least, and now we are expecting snow Tuesday night, along with a frost and hard freeze. Is there any way to protect our orchard?
That depends on how hard it freezes, and how big your orchard/trees are. If you can turn on sprinklers to cover the trees it can be a huge help. If your trees are in full bloom, you're going to be in trouble no matter what, but almost every other stage is a bit more resistant to freeze damage. I once protected our seven tree mini-orchard in our front lawn by lighting every oil lamp I owned (about 2 dozen) and setting them around the trees. They produced enough heat to make a little microclimate... the wireless thermometer remote I hung in the branches never dropped below 33, despite it reaching 27 100 yards away...

Summerthyme
 

TxGal

Day by day
We've had nice spring weather for the past month at least, and now we are expecting snow Tuesday night, along with a frost and hard freeze. Is there any way to protect our orchard?
So sorry you're going through that. It's happened to us at least a few times in the past few years.

About all I can think of is to search the news for your particular area to see what they recommend in the way of protection. So much depends on tree height, estimated temps, etc. If the trees are newer and shorter (like a few feet), doing plant blankets around them could help. If they're larger trees, I'm guessing it will be one of those 'let nature take its course' which is miserable.

Let us know how it goes, with any luck they'll be fine anyhow. I'd think it will depend on how far along they are on their spring bud/leaf growth, final temps, etc. You may not know until after your weather warms up. With our fruit trees and the dreadful winter freeze we had down here, some varieties did just fine and have fruit growing now. Many needed (and still need) pruning of dead branches. Some have no fruit at all. A few died and we took them out.

It's one of those sad things, and we knew there was nothing we could do, but it sure lets us know that if we were totally dependent on our orchard for fruit (i.e., without stores to shop in or fruit available), we'd be in a world of hurt.
 

John Deere Girl

Veteran Member
That depends on how hard it freezes, and how big your orchard/trees are. If you can turn on sprinklers to cover the trees it can be a huge help. If your trees are in full bloom, you're going to be in trouble no matter what, but almost every other stage is a bit more resistant to freeze damage. I once protected our seven tree mini-orchard in our front lawn by lighting every oil lamp I owned (about 2 dozen) and setting them around the trees. They produced enough heat to make a little microclimate... the wireless thermometer remote I hung in the branches never dropped below 33, despite it reaching 27 100 yards away...

Summerthyme
We actually have two orchards. We have over 50 fruit trees between the two that are semi dwarf. I'm reading that it will get to 32 Tuesday and Wednesday night, with snow on Tuesday night. Usually we are a few degrees above the forecast. I plan to cover our grapes, strawberries, rhubarb, and berry bushes.
 

John Deere Girl

Veteran Member
So sorry you're going through that. It's happened to us at least a few times in the past few years.

About all I can think of is to search the news for your particular area to see what they recommend in the way of protection. So much depends on tree height, estimated temps, etc. If the trees are newer and shorter (like a few feet), doing plant blankets around them could help. If they're larger trees, I'm guessing it will be one of those 'let nature take its course' which is miserable.

Let us know how it goes, with any luck they'll be fine anyhow. I'd think it will depend on how far along they are on their spring bud/leaf growth, final temps, etc. You may not know until after your weather warms up. With our fruit trees and the dreadful winter freeze we had down here, some varieties did just fine and have fruit growing now. Many needed (and still need) pruning of dead branches. Some have no fruit at all. A few died and we took them out.

It's one of those sad things, and we knew there was nothing we could do, but it sure lets us know that if we were totally dependent on our orchard for fruit (i.e., without stores to shop in or fruit available), we'd be in a world of hurt.
Quite a few are blooming. I will keep you posted on how it goes, and I'm praying the weatherman is wrong.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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32 generally doesn't do any major damage... if some trees are in full bloom, you'll have a lighter crop, but they still should produce. Its when it gets down to 29 or colder that the real problems start.

The year I used the oil lamps of my front yard trees, they produced the only apples in the town... all our other fruit was a total loss on the farm.

Summerthyme
 

TxGal

Day by day
Adapt 2030 has a new podcast out:

Signs of Volcanic Cooling - YouTube

Signs of Volcanic Cooling
7,496 views • Apr 18, 2021

View: https://youtu.be/AJIBmFpxkj8
Run time is 10:40

Synopsis provided:

More volcanoes continue to erupt across the planet this week and some direct results are being seen in real time. Australis snow begins two months early, Hawaii Island peaks covered n snow again, global surface temperatures are below the 30 year average, even after recalibrating to 1991-2020 averages through the warmest years. One thing that is not true is the refreezing of the SonhHua river in N. China, its just melting ice flow.
 

Martinhouse

Veteran Member
The volcanoes alone are telling me we might not have much of a summer. At least not a summer dependable enough to count on our gardens to mature. If there are many more of these bigger eruptions about the only thing I'll feel sure about is more dips down near or below freezing and maybe even a little snow now and then. I'm so glad I have my little greenhouse! It's actually not so little for someone like me. If I had to I could grow a lot in the 40 half barrels and all the other pots and box planters I have in there. And I've gotten it set up now where I can hang a lot of small to medium pots above all the bigger containers, and a lot of things can be grown in hanging pots.

I had my nephew pick and eat my first two ripe strawberries in the greenhouse when he stopped by yesterday. He said they were very sweet and delicious, which surprised me as I transplanted them out of the pots with the berries already well-formed. Oh, and those strawberry plants are already sending out runners. Since they turned out to be two plants to a pot, I might need to alternate the planters with extra dirt-filled ones for rooting the runners. If these berries do well, there will probably be lots of them growing in hanging pots a year from now.

After this mid-week cold spell coming up, I'm going to be planting a LOT of potatoes in my outdoor containers. I have tons of last fall's leaves for mulching them so I won't need to hill, which is hard to do in even the larger half-barrel containers. And am thinking of having one large branch removed from a maple tree to let a different set of containers get more sun. Might try turnips in those, for next winter if I can't get chicken and rabbit feed and to maybe share with nephew if he gets another piglet or two. Also maybe winter wheat so the bunnies have good green food all winter.

I think growing our own food is going to be a bigger adventure than most people realize. It's an adventure that I sure wish I could live to see through, but I'll just do my best in the time I have left and maybe after I'm gone, all my efforts will be a help to someone else.

It's good to have a life that isn't boring, even if it seems to be a little too challenging at times!
 

TxGal

Day by day
Solar Cycle 25 Shows Signs of Life: "New Best Fit" Released - Electroverse



SOLAR CYCLE 25 SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE: “NEW BEST FIT” RELEASED
APRIL 19, 2021 CAP ALLON

Solar Cycle 25 has been slow to get going — sunspots have been relatively rare — and a recent “blank” spell lasting 2-weeks took most solar physicists by surprise. However, when checking back with NOAA’s official forecast, things appear to be running “on schedule,” perhaps even a little ahead; but remember, NOAA foresaw a historically weak Solar Cycle 25 –one comparable to that of Solar Cycle 24– and the agency’s latest update doesn’t sway from that.

“The sun is performing as we expected–maybe even a little better,” says Lisa Upton of Space Systems Research Corporation, and co-chair of the NOAA/NASA Solar Cycle 25 Prediction Panel. “In 2019, the panel predicted that Solar Cycle 25 would peak in July 2025 (± 8 months) with a maximum sunspot count of 115 ± 10. The current behavior of the sun is consistent with an early onset near the beginning of our predicted range.”

Below is the ISES Solar Cycle Sunspot Number Progression plot: the red curve shows NOAA’s original predicted sunspot counts for Solar Cycle 25, with the orange curve showing the new best fit.



Note, the new cycle isn’t looking any stronger, it merely has its solar maximum arriving sooner.

If current trends hold, writes Dr. Tony Phillips of spaceweather.com, then SC25 could now peak as early as 2024, similar in strength to the relatively weak cycle (SC24) that preceded it.

“I’m not surprised that people are grumbling about SC25 being a dud,” continues Lisa Upton. “Weak cycles are typically preceded by stretches of spotless days, and they are slow to ramp up. All of this is consistent with our prediction.”

Indeed, NOAA have stuck to their guns for years (in saying SC25 will be comparable to SC24), but their forecast isn’t bold, it actually aligns with the majority of official forecasts (there are some outliers: NASA sees SC25 playing out some 30% weaker than SC24, while a paper from the UK, published in 2020, revealed SC25 would actually be historically strong).

Crucial to remember here though is that Solar Cycle 25 has never been the biggest cause for concern, because while a repeat of the historically weak SC24 will further weaken the jet stream, and further increase the prevalence of meridional flows and polar outbreaks (both admittedly very bad), it is Solar Cycle 26 where the real horror show is predicted to begin: NOAA data, as it stands, reveals that there will be no ramp-up into SC26 and shows all-but ZERO sunspots throughout the 2030s –when the cycle should be approaching its maximum– with the same also true for the 2040s –when SC27 should be awakening (click below for more on that):


Now the waiting begins, continues Dr Phillips.

As sunspot counts increase over the next year, forecasters will be able to tell if Solar Cycle 25 is *really* following the official prediction or doing something completely different.

Predicting the solar cycle is still an infant science, and much uncertainty remains; in other words, and as with most aspects of the modern sciences, while there is much boasting of state of the art tech and high-confidence predictions, no one really knows their ass from their elbow, and only time will tell…

As an example of a recent costly blunder, NOAA weren’t even able to forecast the weather for the coming month–even just a matter of days before its commencement. Below was the agency’s outlook for February 2021 (made Jan 21st) which called for a “warm month ahead” across the United States. But as we know, the month turned out to be the coldest February in more than 30 years, with children freezing to death in their beds in Texas.

NOAA’S FORECAST FOR FEB, 2021:



VERSUS THE REALITY OF FEB, 2021:



Enough said…

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.





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I'm sure everyone remembers the Texas Ice Storm/Snowstorm, well, here in SW La we got just what Houston got. All my citrus trees (oranges, lemons, and ruby red grapefruits) lost all their leaves and new blooms and looked really bad. I was told to wait until May to see if any of them sprout back out. Well, it's almost May. There are NO new sprouts of green and now the trunks of the trees are turning white and molding! It would appear I have lost ALL my citrus trees! The chain saw will be coming out this weekend. On the good side, my pear trees did survive, but none of the citrus. We have never had 14 degrees down here in all my 60+ years. this was a first!
 

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England's Coldest April since 1922, Germany's Chilliest since 1917 - Electroverse



ENGLAND’S COLDEST APRIL SINCE 1922, GERMANY’S CHILLIEST SINCE 1917
APRIL 20, 2021 CAP ALLON

It may be late-April, but spring 2021 is a no show across much of Europe.

The continent is suffering a climatic reality similar to that of the previous prolonged spell of reduced solar output: not since the Centennial Minimum (1880-1920) have Europeans suffered an April this cold and snowy.


ENGLAND’S COLDEST APRIL SINCE 1922

Despite the cherry-picking, the UHI-sidestepping, and the unrelenting propaganda, the British Isles simply won’t heat up — the UK’s agenda-shoveling Met Office has admitted as much themselves.

Recently, one of the Met Office’s key data sets revealed that the 2010s actually came out cooler than the 2000s — a fact that goes against ALL mainstream logic: we were told average temperatures would rise “linearly,” always up and up and up on an endless march to catastrophe if no poverty-inducing action was taken…

The Central England Temperature record (CET) measures the monthly mean surface air temperatures for the Midlands region of England. It is the longest series of monthly temperature observations in existence anywhere in the world, with data extending all the way back to the year 1659.

The CET’s mean reading for April, 2021 (to the 18th) is sitting at just 5.8C — that’s 1.5C below the 1961-1990 average (the current standard period of reference for climatological data used by the WMO–an historically cool era btw), and ranks as the coldest April since 1922, and the 18th coldest since records began 362 years ago.

GERMANY’S CHILLIEST SINCE 1917

With a mean temperature just of 4.5C, Germany is faring even worse than England — it is on for second coldest April since records began in 1881, and its coldest since 1917, according to German DWD national weather service records.

The following chart shows Germany’s mean temperature anomalies (through the 17th) — it’s been anonymously cold across the entire country:



In addition, this is also turning out to be one of Germany’s snowiest Aprils on record. According to wetteronline.de, the month is coming out as the snowiest since 1986 (solar minimum of cycle 21).

MORE OF THE SAME INTO MAY

Looking ahead, more Arctic air looks set to spill unusually-far south–even as the calendar flips to May.

As per the latest GFS run, the final week of April will continue the trend of anomalous cold:

APRIL 26:


GFS 2m Temp Anomalies for April 26 [tropicaltidbits.com].

APRIL 28:


GFS 2m Temp Anomalies for April 28 [tropicaltidbits.com].

MAY 1:


GFS 2m Temp Anomalies for May 1 [tropicaltidbits.com].

The next 14-or-so days look incredibly snowy, too (by April standards).

As it stands, substantial snow is even forecast for the UK in May, with record-accumulations on the cards for Scandinavia and central Europe in particular:


GFS Total Snowfall (cm) for April 28 through May 3 [tropicaltidbits.com].

The northern hemisphere’s climatic REALITY this “spring” is clearly jarring with the mainstream narrative that extreme cold and snow are things of the past. Instead, the setup is falling in line with the Grand Solar Minimum predictions of an ever-prolonging winter, and the subsequent failure of harvests.

With that in mind, April cold is ravaging North America, too; there, reports are coming in warning that a colder second half of April will slow germination in the western and northern Corn Belt.

According to agriculture.com, widespread colder-than-normal temperatures will remain across much of the Central U.S. and may continue into the final days of April 2021. And while drier weather will help to accelerate planting in the Corn Belt, germination will slow as colder-than-normal conditions prevail. In fact, snow showers cannot be ruled out at times in the northern or High Plains, and maybe even into the central Corn Belt.

As forecast by weathertrends360.com, the Corn Belt is on for both its driest AND coldest close to April in many decades:


[weathertrends360.com]

I’ll close with one final note from meteorologist Joe Bastardi, courtesy of Twitter.

Bastardi points out that mainstream climate models “can always see warm, but have become almost useless at seeing cold” — I don’t think its any coincidence that it’s that way round.

View: https://twitter.com/BigJoeBastardi/status/1384346466794283011


The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING, in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among other forcings).

Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.

Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.





Prepare accordinglylearn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
 
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