question

What modulates our Sun? The majority of science work on the principle that the Sun is self modulating and each solar cycle is a product of a random number generator. There are others that suspect the Sun is modulated by the planets with a special emphasis on Uranus & Neptune. Thanks to Carl Smith who has recently left us we have new knowledge that significantly adds to Jose, Landscheidt & Charvàtovà's work.

Geoff Sharp

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Happy Thanksgiving, Americans – Feet of snow in some locations

IceAgeNow - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 18:41

Brutal cold and snow to blast Midwest over Thanksgiving weekend, says accuweather.com.

“Some locations may be buried under feet of lake-effect snow,” according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.

At the same time, cold air could sweep from the northern Plains to the Gulf Coast, the Appalachians and eventually to the Atlantic Seaboard while another storm dumps rain, ice and snow on the Northeast.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/thanksgiving-outlook-brutal-cold-snow-to-blast-midwest-as-a-storm-may-eye-the-east/70003263

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis in the Netherlands for this link

“Happy Thanksgiving, Americans,” says Argiris.

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Early snow in Italy – Photo

IceAgeNow - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:04

Email from geologist in Italy

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Italy – 13 Nov 2017 – Courtesy Dr Mirco Poletto

Good morning Robert,

Italy is now hit by an arctic blast. This morning is snowing in northeastern Alps. On the mountains facing the plain between Veneto and Friuli regions is still snowing at 11:00 am at about 2000 ft. Considering we are not even in mid-November it is an uncommon fact. I send a picture taken by me this morning.

Have a nice day!

Mirco Poletto

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Boston breaks 116-year-old record low

IceAgeNow - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 15:30

Second consecutive day of record-breaking cold

11 Nov 17 – The temperature dropped to 23F on Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service, breaking the old record low for the date of 24F set in 1901.

It also marked the second consecutive day of record-breaking cold for the Boston area.

On Friday, the city broke its previous 2004 record low temperature of 25F.

Boston isn’t the only part of the country experiencing cold, according to the weather service.

Meteorologist David Epstein said that Arctic air moved into the region on Friday, ushering in the coldest temperatures of the season so far.

Forecasters said the region could still see record cold on Sunday morning as well.

https://www.boston.com/weather/weather/2017/11/11/boston-is-experiencing-record-breaking-cold-temperatures

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Ontario – “Mid-winter-like night” shatters 97-year-old record low

IceAgeNow - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 13:57

Busts records set in 1940, 1933, 1926, even as far back as 1920.

“Another bone chilling mid-winter-like night and morning” for Southern and Northeastern Ontario, says Environment Canada.

Record low temperatures for 11 November 2017.

Windsor Airport -6.3 C (20.7 F)
Old Record of -5.0 C (23.0 F) set in 1940

Sarnia -12.3 (9.9 F)
Old Record of -8.3 C (17.1 F) set in 1926

Kitchener -13.7 C (7.3 F)
Old Record of -9.4 C (15.1 F) set in 1926

Elora -14.6 (5.7 F)
Old Record of -10.6 (12.9 F) set in 1920

Wiarton -9.4 C (15.1 F)
Tied the record of -9.4 set in 1976

Hamilton -9.7 C (14.5 F)
Old Record of -8.3 C (17.1 F) set in 1926

Vineland -7.5 C (18.5 F)
Old Record of -5.6 C (21.9 F) set in 1926

Buttonville Airport -10.1 C (13.8 F)
Old Record of -7.8 C (18.0 F) set in 1987

Oshawa -10.4 C (13.3 F)
Old Record of -7.2 C (19.0 F) set in 1976

Cobourg -8.4 C (16.9 F)
Old Record of -7.2 C (19.0 F) set in 1976

Peterborough -13.6 C (7.5 F)
Old Record of -13.3 C (8.1 F) set in 2004

Trenton -11.3 C (11.7 F)
Old Record of -9.4 C (15.1 F) set in 1976

Kingston Airport -10.2 C (13.6 F)
Old Record of -8.3 C (17.1 F) set in 1976

Ottawa Airport -11.8 C (10.8 F)
Old Record of -10.6 C (12.9 F) set in 1976

Barrie -15.3 C (4.5 F)
Old Record of -12.8 C (9.0 F) set in 1957

Algonquin Park -16.6 C (2.1 F)
Old Record of -15.6 C (3.9 F) set in 1933

North Bay -14.5 C (5.9 F)
Old Record of -13.9 C (7.0 F) set in 1976

Sudbury -13.3 C (8.1 F)
Old Record of -12.8 C (9.0 F) set in 1985

Locations listed below reported minimum temperatures approaching the record low for November 11.

Ridgetown -10.5 C (13.1 F)
Close to record of -11.7 C (10.9 F) set way back in 1892

Toronto Pearson Airport -8.2 C (17.2 F)
Close to record of -8.3 C (17.1 F) set in 1937

Toronto City -6.2 C (20.8 F)
Close to record of -7.2 C (19.0 F) set way back in 1898

Brockville -11.6 C (11.1 F)
Close to record of -12.8 C (9.0 F) set in 1933

Kemptville -11.9 C (10.6 F)
Close to record of -12.8 C (9.0 F) set in 1976

Earlton -16.9 C (1.6 F)
Close to record of -17.7 C (0.1 F) set in 1979

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

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Lebanon shatters record-low temperature record

IceAgeNow - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 20:34

Smashes old record by 6 degrees.

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Saturday, 11 Nov 17 – The mercury dropped to 17°F (-8.3°C) in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, this morning, smashing the old record low for this date of 23°F set in 1973.

With the National Weather Service predicting a low of 19°F tomorrow morning, another record could fall by the wayside. The previous record low for the 12th of November is 22°F, also set in 1973.

And on Sunday night, there is a possibility of ice and snow.

http://www.ldnews.com/story/news/2017/11/11/lebanon-shatters-record-low-temperature-record-early-saturday/854900001/

Thanks to Modestos Chrysafis for this link

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Popocatépetl erupts three times in 24 hours – Video

IceAgeNow - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 17:15

In this video, Popocatépetl, which erupted three times in just 24 hours on Nov. 9-10, is seen emitting smoke and ash high into the air. The volcano

Hoy 10 de Noviembre del 2017 el Popocatepetl despierta con poderosa explosión (7:34 am)

Today November 10, 2017 the Popocatepetl wakes up with a powerful explosion (7:34 a.m.)

Popocatépetl is located about 55 miles southwest of Mexico City.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/mexicos-popocatepetl-volcano-erupts-shoots-ash-high-into-the-air/rrdgvjzde6mozqdantfipffuwaiv5cau

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Huge wind turbine at Antarctic research station crashes – Fossil fuel to the rescue

IceAgeNow - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 16:54

More proof that you need fossil fueled backup for any wind or solar powered project.

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The head of a 30-meter (10 story) -tall wind turbine at Mawson station fell to the ground Tuesday night.

“We have no idea what the cause of it is yet,” said Dr Rob Wooding, general manager of support and operations for the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).

Look at the size of this thing in relation to the buildings! Photo courtesy Australian Antarctic Division (ADD)

“The winds at Mawson are always quite strong at night, so they were up to about 40 knots, but that’s not, by Mawson standards, especially strong.” said Dr Wooding.

The turbine was one of two on the station, but both have been deactivated while investigations continue.

The station is now relying solely on diesel-power generation.

The AAD is a division of the Department of the Environment.

See video of the wind turbines in action. They are huge.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-08/mawson-antarctic-wind-turbine-failure-investigated/9130554

Thanks to Harold J Satterfield for this link

“This may not bode well for wind turbines,” says Harold. “Maybe they got some of Shakespeare’s “ill wind” down there :).”

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Record Montana Snowfall

IceAgeNow - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 15:58

And the third coldest start to November on record.

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It was the snowiest start to November on record in Great Falls, according to the National Weather Service.

Through the first nine days of November, Great Falls had 12.8 inches of snow.

That’s the highest snowfall we’ve ever had in Great Falls from Nov. 1 through the 9th, said NWS meteorologist Paul Nutter.

Average snowfall for that period is 2 inches.

Also one of the coldest starts to November on record

The average temperature in Great Falls through the first nine days of November reached only was 16.1 degrees F. That was 21.5 degrees below the normal average of 37.6 degrees.

That made the first nine days the third coldest start to November, behind 1972 and 2003.

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2017/11/10/november-cold-snap-snaps-great-falls-record-snowfall/852883001/

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

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Forecasts call for record cold from Boston to D.C.

IceAgeNow - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 15:10

Low-temperature records could fall in Boston, New York, Binghamton, Washington, DC, and Pittsburgh.

“In Boston, Saturday could see the mercury fall to 21 degrees, shattering the record of 24 degrees set in 1901,” says the Daily Mail. “In New York, the forecast predicts a low temperature of 25 degrees, which would break the record of 28 degrees set in 1933.”

Washington, D.C. is expected to at least tie the record low of 26 degrees set in 1973.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5071881/Midwest-Northeast-hit-cold-blast-Arctic-air.html

Thanks to Ryan for this link

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Minnesota – New all-time state record low

IceAgeNow - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 12:19

Celina, Minnesota, reported a low temperature of -17°F on November 10th, a new all-time state record low for this date. Not just for Celina, but for the entire state.

A number of northern Minnesota communities came close to matching Celina’s record low for November 10th. Those include -16°F at Orr, -15°F at Bigfork, -14°F at Embarrass, and -13°F Cotton and Brimson.

So far average November temperatures around the state are running 6 to 12 degrees F colder than normal, with several new record low temperatures reported on both November 8th and November 10th.

The above comes from University of Minnesota Extension climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seeley.

http://blog-weathertalk.extension.umn.edu/

Thanks to Ryan for this link

“I heard when you set records in the icebox of the country it might not be indicative of global warming,” says Ryan.

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Cold records crushed in Minnesota 2nd day in a row

IceAgeNow - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 11:57

Cold arctic air plunges in the Midwest in early November. Signs of a Very cold and brutal Winter ahead?

International Falls, Hibbing and Duluth shattered previous records on both November 9 and 10.

On Nov 9, the temperature fell to -13F in International Falls, shattering the old record of 0F set in 1979.
On Nov 10, the temp in Ini’l Falls dropped to -14F, breaking the old record of -6F set in 1986.

On Nov 9, the temp in Hibbing fell to -9F, breaking the old record of 2F set in 2003.
On Nov 10, the temp fell to -12F, breaking the old record of 0F set in 1979.

In Duluth on Nov 9, the temp fell to 0F, breaking the old record of 5F set in 1959.
On Nov 10, the temp in Duluth fell to -5F, breaking the old record of 1F set in 1986.



Thanks to Ryan Green for this info

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New York City breaks 103-year-old cold record

IceAgeNow - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 10:40

Blows away old record set in 1914,

says PhD meteorologist Ryan Maue.

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
0245 AM EST SAT NOV 11 2017

…RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT CENTRAL PARK NY…

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 25 DEGREES WAS SET AT CENTRAL PARK NY
YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 27 SET IN 1914.

Thanks to Glenn Cuthbert for this info

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NASA – Supervolcano may be melting Antarctic ice sheet from below

IceAgeNow - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 18:54

Confirms what I’ve been saying all along!
NASA scientists admit that a massive heat source almost as hot as the Yellowstone supervolcano may be melting the Antarctic ice sheet from below. 

It seems like a no-brainer to me. I mean, how can lakes and rivers be flowing beneath the ice unless there’s a heat source down there? And if sub-glacial volcanoes can be melting the ice, why couldn’t underwater volcanoes be heating the seas?

Note that the press release also admits that the ice sheet went through a period of rapid melting at the end of the last ice age around 11,000 years ago due to changes in weather patterns and rising sea levels.

Do you suppose humans caused those rising sea levels of 11,000 years ago?
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Here are excerpts from the NASA press release:

Hot News from the Antarctic Underground Study Bolsters Theory of Heat Source Under West Antarctica

Illustration of flowing water under the Antarctic ice sheet. Blue dots indicate lakes, lines show rivers. Marie Byrd Land is part of the bulging “elbow” leading to the Antarctic Peninsula, left center. Credits: NSF/Zina Deretsky

A new NASA study adds evidence that a geothermal heat source called a mantle plume lies deep below Antarctica’s Marie Byrd Land, explaining some of the melting that creates lakes and rivers under the ice sheet. Although the heat source isn’t a new or increasing threat to the West Antarctic ice sheet, it may help explain why the ice sheet collapsed rapidly in an earlier era of rapid climate change, and why it is so unstable today.

The stability of an ice sheet is closely related to how much water lubricates it from below, allowing glaciers to slide more easily. Understanding the sources and future of the meltwater under West Antarctica is important for estimating the rate at which ice may be lost to the ocean in the future.

Antarctic “hot spots”

Antarctica’s bedrock is laced with rivers and lakes, the largest of which is the size of Lake Erie. Many lakes fill and drain rapidly, forcing the ice surface thousands of feet above them to rise and fall by as much as 20 feet (6 meters). The motion allows scientists to estimate where and how much water must exist at the base.

Some 30 years ago, a scientist at the University of Colorado Denver suggested that heat from a mantle plume under Marie Byrd Land might explain regional volcanic activity and a topographic dome feature. Very recent seismic imaging has supported this concept. When Hélène Seroussi of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, first heard the idea, however, “I thought it was crazy,” she said. “I didn’t see how we could have that amount of heat and still have ice on top of it.”

With few direct measurements existing from under the ice, Seroussi and Erik Ivins of JPL concluded the best way to study the mantle plume idea was by numerical modeling. They used the Ice Sheet System Model (ISSM), a numerical depiction of the physics of ice sheets developed by scientists at JPL and the University of California, Irvine. Seroussi enhanced the ISSM to capture natural sources of heating and heat transport from freezing, melting and liquid water; friction; and other processes.

They found that the flux of energy from the mantle plume must be no more than 150 milliwatts per square meter. (emphasis added)

For comparison, in U.S. regions with no volcanic activity, the heat flux from Earth’s mantle is 40 to 60 milliwatts. Under Yellowstone National Park — a well-known geothermal hot spot — the heat from below is about 200 milliwatts per square meter averaged over the entire park… (emphasis added)

Seroussi and Ivins’ simulations using a heat flow higher than 150 milliwatts per square meter showed too much melting to be compatible with the space-based data, except in one location: an area inland of the Ross Sea known for intense flows of water. This region required a heat flow of at least 150-180 milliwatts per square meter to agree with the observations. However, seismic imaging has shown that mantle heat in this region may reach the ice sheet through a rift, that is, a fracture in Earth’s crust such as appears in Africa’s Great Rift Valley.

Mantle plumes are thought to be narrow streams of hot rock rising through Earth’s mantle and spreading out like a mushroom cap under the crust. The buoyancy of the material, some of it molten, causes the crust to bulge upward. The theory of mantle plumes was proposed in the 1970s to explain geothermal activity that occurs far from the boundary of a tectonic plate, such as Hawaii and Yellowstone.

The Marie Byrd Land mantle plume formed 50 to 110 million years ago, long before the West Antarctic ice sheet came into existence. At the end of the last ice age around 11,000 years ago, the ice sheet went through a period of rapid, sustained ice loss (emphasis added) when changes in global weather patterns and rising sea levels pushed warm water closer to the ice sheet — just as is happening today. Seroussi and Ivins suggest the mantle plume could facilitate this kind of rapid loss. (emphasis added)

Their paper, “Influence of a West Antarctic mantle plume on ice sheet basal conditions,” was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.

Alan Buis
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
818-354-0474
Alan.Buis@jpl.nasa.gov

Written by Carol Rasmussen
NASA’s Earth Science News Team

2017-291

Last Updated: Nov. 7, 2017 Editor: Tony Greicius
______________________ Complete NASA Press Release:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/hot-news-from-the-antarctic-underground In Polish:
https://www.o2.pl/artykul/cos-roztapia-lod-antarktydy-od-spodu-nasa-rozwiazalismy-zagadke-6186280055302273a

https://www.rt.com/news/409333-supervolcano-melting-antarctic-ice-sheet/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/antarctica-nasa-mantle-plume-arctic-melting-warm-bedrock-study-latest-a8046661.html

https://www.sott.net/article/367015-NASA-study-finds-volcanic-magma-plume-under-Antarctica-may-explain-ice-sheet-instability

http://www.newsweek.com/antarctica-melting-below-mantle-plume-almost-hot-yellowstone-supervolcano-705086?amp=1 Thanks to Ruth Longridge, Jim S., Don Brown, Stephen Bird and Artur Wojas in Poland for these links

“I would say that they are covering their asses!” says Don. “As global cooling takes hold they now have to look as though they are in touch with what is really happening!”

“The warmests never mention all those sub-glacial volcanoes,” says Ruth. “Many thanks for your wonderful site.”

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Record low temps across Ontario

IceAgeNow - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 17:33

“Bone chilling temperatures across the province,” says Environment Canada. Record low temps from Sault St. Marie to Sudbury to Toronto.

 

 

ONTARIO

“An early taste of mid winter,” says Environment Canada.

An arctic air mass has delivered bone chilling temperatures across the province. It is interesting to note that temperatures in the low to mid twenties occurred quite regularly at many of these localities as recently as 4 weeks ago.

Quite a few new record low temperatures for November 10.

Location With New Record and Previous Record Low.

Pickle Lake -24.8 C (-12.6 F)
Old record of -23.0 C (-9.4 F) set in 1979

Lansdowne House -23.8 C (-10.8 F)
Tied old record of -23.1 C (-9.6 F) set in 1979

Sioux Lookout -26.0 C (-14.8 F)
Old record of -20.9 C (-5.6 F) set in 1980

Fort Frances -26.8 C (-16.2 F)
Old record of -19.5 C (-3.1 F) set in 1980

Upsala -28.4 C (-19.1 F)
Old record of -25.5 C (-13.9 F) set in 1979

Geraldton Airport -24.6 C (-12.3 F)
Old record of -20.2 C (-4.4 F) set in 1985

Earlton Airport -18.3 C (-0.9 F)
Old record of -16.1 C (3.0 F) set in 1993

Sault Ste. Marie Airport -19.0 C (-2.2 F)
Old record of -10.0 C (14.0 F) set in 1985

Sudbury -18.5 C (-1.3 F)
Old record of -15.0 C (5.0 F) set in 1995

North Bay -17.6 C (0.3 F)
Old record of -14.4 C (6.1 F) set in 1976

Muskoka -15.1 C (4.8 F)
Old record of -13.9 C (7.0 F) set in 1976

Pembroke -13.7 C (7.3 F)
Old record of -12.2 C (10.0 F) set in 1965

Ottawa Airport -11.3 C (11.7 F)
Old record of -6.3 C (20.7 F) set in 1938

Ottawa City -10.9 C (12.4 F)
Old record of -7.8 C (18.0 F) set in 1901

Kemptville -11.5 C (11.3 F)
Old record of -10.6 C (12.9 F) set in 1956

Brockville -10.0 C (14 F)
Old record of -8.9 C (16.0 F) set in 1965

Kingston -9.4 C (15.1 F)
Old record of -7.2 C (19.0 F) set in 1973

Trenton -9.8 C (-14.4 F)
Old record of -7.9 C (17.8 F) set in 1991

Cobourg -9.9 C (14.2 F)
Old record of -6.7 C (19.9 F) set in 1973

Oshawa -11.6 C (11.1 F)
Old record of -6.7 C (19.9 F) set in 1956

Buttonville Airport -11.5 C (11.3 F)
Old record of -8.5 C (16.7 F) set in 1991

Toronto City -9.3 C (15.3 F)
Old record of -8.9 C (16.0 F) set way back in 1844

Toronto Pearson Airport -10.1 C (13.8 F)
Old record of -8.9 C (16.0 F) set in 1973

Wiarton -11.5 C (11.3 F)
Old record of -5.6 C (21.9 F) set in 1956

Kitchener -11.8 C (10.8 F)
Old record of -9.3 C (15.3 F) set in 1991

Hamilton -9.6 C (14.7 F)
Old record of -7.8 C (18.0 F) set in 1973

Welland -7.5 C (18.5 F)
Old record of -7.0 C (19.4 F) set in 1981

London Airport -9.1 C (15.6 F)
Old record of -7.8 C (18.0 F) set in 1973

Windsor Airport -7.0 C (19.4 F) estimated
Old record of -5.0 C (23.0 F) set in 1957

Locations listed below reported minimum temperatures approaching the record low for November 10.

Kenora -16.7 C (1.9 F)
Close to record of -17.8 C (0.0 F) set in 1945

Dryden Airport -19.5 C (-3.1 F)
Close to record of -20.4 C (-4.7 F) set in 1980

Thunder Bay -18.7 C (-1.7 F)
Close to record of -18.9 C (-2.0 F) set in 1957

Kapuskasing Airport -19.6 C (-3.3 F)
Close to record of -20.7 C (-5.3 F) set in 1985

Timmins -20.1 C (-4.2 F)
Close to record of -21.1 C (-6.0 F) set in 1936

NEW BRUNSWICK

The following station set a daily minimum temperature record on November 9, 2017:

Bathurst
New record of -9.7 C (14.5 F)
Old record of -9.5 C (14.9 F) set in 1984
Records in this area have been kept since 1872

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

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A  bunch of record lows in Manitoba and Saskatchewan

IceAgeNow - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 18:37

A ridge of high pressure over the prairies brought record or near record low temperatures.

Weather summary issued by Environment Canada on Thursday 9 November 2017.

MANITOBA

Summary of broken or near broken record overnight low temperatures in degrees Celcius:

Winnipeg International Airport:
New Record -23.7 (-10.7 F) 2017
Old Record -20.6 (-5.1 F) 1933/1966
(1872-2017)

Brandon:
New Record -26.3 (-15.3 F) 2017
Old Record -25.0 (-13.0 F) 1966
(1952-2017)

Lynn Lake:
Tie Record -27.9 (-18.2 F) 2017
Tie Record -27.9 1996
(1952-2017)

Gretna:
New Record -21.3 (-6.3 F) 2017
Old Record -15.6 (3.9 F) 1957
(1955-2017)

Gimli:
New Record -21.3 (-6.3 F) 2017
Old Record -21.1 (-6.0 F) 1966
(1944-2017)

Fisher Branch:
New Record -23.9 (-11.0 F) 2017
Old Record -21.0 (-5.8 F) 1979
(1977-2017)

Swan River:
New Record -20.7 (5.3 F) 2017
Old Record -17.8 (0.0 F) 1911
(1908-2017)

Pilot Mound:
New Record -23.2 (-9.8 F) 2017
Old Record -21.7 (-7.1 F) 1966
(1938-2017)

 

SASKATCHEWAN

Regina:
New Record -27.7 (-17.9 F) 2017
Old Record -23.9 (-11.0 F) 1919
(1884-2017)

La Ronge:
New Record -23.5 (-10.3 F) 2017
Old Record -23.3 (-10.1 F) 1984
(1923-2017)

Yorkton:
Near Record -19.7 (-3.5 F) 2017
Record -20.3 (-4.5 F) 1985
(1884-2017)

Moose Jaw :
New Record -26.0 (-14.8 F) 2017
Old Record -23.9 (-11.0 F) 1945
(1894-2017)

Weyburn:
New Record -27.0 (-16.6 F) 2017
Old Record -23.3 (-9.9 F) 1973
(1917-2017)

Collins Bay:
New Record -28.4 (-19.1 F) 2017
Old Record -27.0 (-16.6 F) 1979
(1972-2017)

Watrous:
New Record -26.5 (-15.7 F) 2017
Old Record -21.1 (-6.0 F) 1960
(1953-2017)

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

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Record cold in Montana

IceAgeNow - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 18:19

Temperatures in Billings dropped to 3 degrees F (-16.1C). This broke the previous record of 4 degrees set on November 6, 1936.

Miles City and Livingston also reached new record lows for the date. Sheridan, Wyoming came within a few degrees of record.

http://www.ktvq.com/story/36781116/q2-weather-record-cold-but-there-is-hope

Thanks to Geran for this link

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Arctic air to surge into the Great Lakes region

IceAgeNow - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 17:05

Hazardous weather outlook – Well below normal temperatures.

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The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for northern Lower Michigan…eastern Upper Michigan…and adjacent nearshore waters of Lake Michigan…Lake Huron and Lake Superior.

 

“Arctic air will surge into the Great Lakes region Thursday through Friday, leading to well below normal temperatures. Lake enhanced snow, heavy at times, will occur Thursday and Thursday night, with several inches of snow expected downwind of the Great Lakes. Gusty winds will lead to lowered visibilities due to blowing and drifting snow.”

“Gale force wind gusts are expected across much of the northern Great Lakes Thursday and Thursday evening.

“Another period of accumulating snow is possible later Saturday into Saturday night.”

http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=APX&product=HWO

http://weather.gov/gaylord

Thanks to tom0mason for this link

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Minus 40 degrees in Oymyakon

IceAgeNow - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 16:38

For those who don’t know how to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit, minus 40C is exactly the same as minus 40F. I don’t care what day of the year it is, that is cold.

Almost everywhere in the Russia, temperatures are running above the norm.

However, in Oymyakon , the temperature last night dropped to -42.4°C.

This is apparently NOT a record. According to Wikipedia, Oymyakon is a rural locality in Oymyakonsky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, and is one of the coldest permanently inhabited locales on Earth.

http://hmn.ru/index.php?index=1&ts=171109120807

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link

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Greenland glacier emitting mysterious plumes of steam

IceAgeNow - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:54

During a flight from Keflavik to Portland on July 11, 2017, pilot Ágúst Arnbjörnsson snapped a photo of plumes of steam rising from the Greenland ice sheet.

The photo, taken  from a height of approximately 34,000 feet, shows what appear to be three plumes of steam rising from cracks in the glacier. The plumes were located about 75 km from Kulusuk in Greenland.

I’m guessing that those plumes of steam are not being generated by global warming. You see, just six days earlier on July 5th,  Greenland recorded the coldest temperature ever in the northern hemisphere for July.

See photo here:
https://www.sott.net/article/357072-Mysterious-plumes-of-steam-rising-from-Greenland-glacier#

 

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Record cold in Campbell River area

IceAgeNow - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:44

Campbell River, British Columbia, is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island at the south end of Discovery Passage.

CAMPBELL RIVER AREA
New record of -9.0 (15.8 F)
Old record of -8.4 (16.9 F) set in 2003
Records in this have been kept since 1958

This is a link to the BC Highways webcam feeds, this particular webcam is just south of Campbell River.
http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/html/www/121.html

Thanks to M.D. for this link

“Home town !” says M.D. “Friends back home are not enjoying the cold, one friend that has a busted furnace especially.”

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