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Eruption could be brewing at Iceland’s biggest volcano – Video

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 14:31

Last week, Bardarbunga volcano was shaken by four of the largest earthquakes since its last eruption in 2014.

Geophysicist Páll Einarsson, a volcanology expert at the University of Iceland, says the tremors indicate that pressure in the volcano’s magma chamber is increasing.

Einarsson warned that Bardarbunga, which is hidden under the ice cap of the Vatnajökull glacier, is “clearly preparing for its next eruption” within the next few years.

Such an eruption could create an ash cloud that could bring travel chaos similar to that caused by the 2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which threw thousands of tons of ash into the sky and stranded more than 10 million air passengers.

That eruption, the strongest of its kind in Europe in more than 240 years, cost the European economy an estimated £4 billion ($4.9 billion).

Experts envision a similar scenario if Bardarbunga, one of the most active of Iceland’s 130 volcanoes, were to erupt.

However, this does not mean the 6,591-foot-tall volcano is going to erupt tomorrow.

According to the Catalogue of Icelandic Volcanoes, although Bardarbunga’s activity level is high, the warning code remains green – meaning the volcano is in a normal, non-eruptive state

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5038279/Iceland-s-biggest-volcano-ready-erupt-warns-expert.html

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/873875/bardarbunga-volcano-eruption-iceland-europe-lava-ash-earthquake-vatnajokull-glacier

Thanks to T Fortier and Laurel for these links

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Heavy snow for Colorado mountains – Up to 2 feet expected

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 11:53

Winter storm warning – As in WINTER.

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver CO
Nov 4 2017

Heavy snow for the northern mountains……a prolonged period of moderate to heavy snow for the north central mountains Saturday night through Sunday night…beginning to decrease on Monday.

Heaviest snow totals expected along higher west and southwest facing slopes, north of the I-70 corridor. In addition, southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph may produce areas of blowing snow over mountain passes, including Cameron and Rabbit Ears.

Rabbit Ears Pass-Rocky Mountain National Park and the Medicine Bow Range-Including the cities of East Slopes Park and Northern Gore Ranges, Gore Pass, Rabbit Ears Pass, Cameron Pass, Laramie and Medicine Bow Mountains, Rabbit Ears Range, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Willow Creek Pass

…WINTER STORM WARNING FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 5 AM MONDAY…

* Heavy snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 16 inches, with localized amounts up to 24 inches (60 cm), are expected

* Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.


http://www.weather.gov/gjt/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

 “And more climate cooling continues,” says Kenneth.

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16 inches of snow in Wyoming

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 11:32

Here’s a live view of the Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Alta, Wyoming, which has received 16 inches (40 cm) of snow in the past 24 hours.

I thought global warming was going to destroy the skiing industry.

Snow Report

See Targhee webcams here:
https://www.grandtarghee.com/activities-events/winter-activities/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these links

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Unexpected snow in Seattle

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 09:50

3 Nov 2017 – It’s a little bit unusual to have snow this time of year in the Seattle area, said meteorologist Dana Felton. Last year on this date, it was 65 degrees.

Temperatures dropped by 10 degrees in one hour at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday, bringing snow to “pretty much everywhere” outside Seattle, said Felton.

The snow caused “significant” delays at the airport, as well.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/weather/temps-dropped-10-degrees-in-an-hour-ahead-of-this-mornings-seattle-area-snow/

Thanks to Glenn Cuthbert for this link

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Obviously a lot of swamp still needs to be drained

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 21:23

Does the federal bureaucracy think the public is too dumb to look at history? 

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“U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials,” crows the headline in The New York Times.

“Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization. (italics added)

Over the past 115 years global average temperatures have increased 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, leading to record-breaking weather events and temperature extremes, the report says.” (italics added)

Similar articles sprouted up on many Elite Media websites, including msn.com:

“The report affirms that climate change is driven almost entirely by human action, warns of potential sea level rise as high as 8 feet by the year 2100, and enumerates myriad climate-related damages across the United States that are already occurring due to 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit of global warming since 1900.” gloats msn.com. (Italics added)

“The report’s release underscores the extent to which the machinery of the federal scientific establishment… continues to grind on.” (italics added)

But wait a minute. Did you notice how far back the report goes? “Since 1900.” “Over the past 115 years.”

As far as I’m concerned, this report presents a blatant misrepresentation of the facts.

This has in no way been “the warmest period in the history of civilization.” Many ancient civilizations enjoyed far warmer climes than we are experiencing today.

Here’s a chart showing temperature variations during the past 11,500 years.

 

You don’t need a Ph.D. to see that temperatures have been falling for the last 8,000 years.

You also don’t need a Ph.D. to know that many civilizations flourished during that time. Ever heard of Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire? Ever heard of King Tut and the Egyptian Pharaohs? Ever heard of Alexander the Great?

Unfortunately, the federal bureaucracy does keep grinding us down. Perhaps it has to do with keeping their cushy, power-packed jobs?

I think this report shows the extent of the work that Trump still faces.

There’s still a lot of swamp to be drained.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-administration-releases-report-finding-no-convincing-alternative-explanation-for-climate-change/ar-AAupvvD?li=BBnb7Kz

Thanks to Judy Goodson for this link

“I am assuming that these folks did not read the current report from NASA or NOAA that sea levels are on the decline…because the water is being locked up in ice,” says Judy.

 

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Cold records shattered in British Columbia.

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 18:31

Record Low Temperatures for November 3 – More than a foot of snow in some areas:

Puntzi Mountain, B.C.: -22.4C (-8.3 F) shatters old record of -18.7C (-1.7 F) set in 2003)
Williams Lake, B.C.: -15.4C (4.3 F) shatters old record of -10.0C (14.0 F) set in 1973)

Snowfall amounts for Alberta and British Columbia

ALBERTA

A slow moving storm system over British Columbia continues to generate snowfall over southern Alberta. A further 5-15 cm (2.0″ to 3.9″) is expected for the Calgary area with 15-25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) for the foothills and the south west corner near Pincher Creek.

Here are a few of the higher total snowfall accumulations received by Environment Canada as of 5 pm November 2, 2017.

Waterton: 30-40 (11.8″ to 15.7″)
Cardston: 33 (13.0″)
Coleman: 27 (10.6″)
Kananaskis: 27 (10.6″)

BRITISH COLUMBIA

3 Nov 2017.

The first Arctic front of the season moved across BC Thursday. It brought a blast of cold air, and produced strong winds. It also gave the first snowfall to the south coast including Metro Vancouver and Greater Victoria. Communities and highway passes in the southwest interior and Kootenay regions received significant snowfall.

Snowfall (cm):
Cranbrook: 34 (13.4″)
Kalamalka Lookout (Northern Okanagan): 16 (6.3″)
Princeton: 16 (6.3″)
Squilax (Shuswap): 16 (6.3″)
Warfield: 23 (9.1″)
Coquihalla Summit: 23 (9.1″)
Helmer Lake: 28 (11.0″)
Kootenay Pass: 32 (12.6″)
Paulson Summit: 28 (11.0″)
Pennask Summit: 54 (21.3″)

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

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

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Alert Level 1 for Philippine Volcano

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:49

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised Mayon Volcano to Alert Level 1 after renewed earthquake activity.

Mayon Volcano location within the Philippines

1 Nov 17 –  Phivolcs resident volcanologist Ed Laguerta said the agency is closely monitoring the surge in volcanic earthquakes.

Monitoring instruments recorded 32 quakes  on Saturday, 12 on Sunday, and 13 on Monday, said Laguerta.

However, despite the “abnormal condition”there was no imminent “magmatic eruption,” he assured. “So far, there is still no indication that Mayon’s abnormal behavior has intensified.”

Laguerta added the parameters for an abnormal state of a volcano include: gas quakes (volcanic, harmonic) gas emission, edifice inflation, magma intrusion, and crater glow.

Nonetheless, Phivolcs advised the public to refrain from entering the 6-kilometer Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ).

Mayon Volcano’s last erupted in September 2014.

http://www.manilatimes.net/alert-level-1-mayon-volcano-phivolcs/360016/

https://www.sott.net/article/366088-Mayon-Volcano-in-the-Philippines-remains-on-alert-level-1-after-57-volcanic-quakes

Thanks to Laurel for these links

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Heavy snow for pars of Alberta and British Columbia

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 16:33

Up to 40 cm (16 inches) of snow in some areas.

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ALBERTA

Thursday 02 November 2017
Snowfall warning in effect for many locations (see link below):

A slow moving upper low over Vancouver Island continues to spread snow into southern Alberta with heavy snow along the foothills. Snow will intensify this afternoon and tonight. The snow will continue into Friday before gradually tapering off. Total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) expected by Saturday morning, with locally higher amounts, up to 40 cm (15.7″), possible along the southern foothills.

Snowfall warnings may need to be expanded as the system develops.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ab1#541182562011260673201711010501ww1575cwwg(also ab12, ab28 and ab3 in the address link for the other warning areas)

Winter storm warning for many locations (link below):

Total snowfall close to 25 cm (9.8″) has been reported in portions of the Kananaskis area. A further 10 to 15 cm (3.9″ to 5.9″) is expected through the day with accumulations of 30 to 40 cm (11.8″ to 15.7″)  expected by Saturday morning.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ab15#205400958347732582201711010501ww1575cwwg(also ab17 and ab4 in the address link for the other warning areas)

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Snowfall warning in effect for: Highway 3 – Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass and Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt and Merritt to Kamloops Okanagan Connector – Merritt to Kelowna

Snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm (7.9″ to 11.8″) expected.

Heavy snow will occur across the southern interior highway passes today due to the combination of moisture from a coastal low and the passage of an arctic front. Total snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm are expected before the snow tapers off tonight.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc29#225729781236512730201711010502ww1878cwvr(also bc36, bc40, bc21, bc32, bc30, bc31, bc33 and bc28 for the other warning areas)

Also, snowfall warnings for the Boundary, East Kootenay, Nicola, Okanagan Valley, Shuswap, Similkameen, South Thompson and West Kootenay regions, with amounts up to 20 cm (7.9″). And, snowfall warnings for the Howe Sound and Whistler regions, with amounts to 15 cm (5.9″).

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

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for these links

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Early snow in China

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 16:20

“Panda has fun in early snow in Changchun,” reads the title.

Early snow fell in Changchun, Northeast China’s Jilin province on November 2, 2017.

At the nearby animal breeding base for pandas and tigers, the animals appeared to be both surprised and amused by the unexpected snow.

See photo:
http://china.org.cn/photos/2017-11/02/content_41835971.htm

Thanks to tom0mason for this link

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