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Italy – I have never seen something like this, neither my mother

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 15:32

“In all the northeast of Italy farmers lighted fires to warm the vines, not only in Friuli as shows the photo you posted,” says Italian reader Dr Mirco Poletto.

“This article tells about Belluno in the Alps in Veneto, but also in the plains this system was used.

“In many years I never seen something like this, neither my mother.

“A couple of nights ago in Francenigo, in the plains where I live, at the border between Veneto and Friuli, temperatures almost hit 0°C.”

Fires in Italian vineyards 22Apr17 – Courtesy Mirco Poletto “An unusual frost in the province of Belluno: Night of fires to save the vineyards”

BELLUNO. Fire in the vineyards: to warm the screws. Agriculture fight against frost back in this April “abnormally cold”, as defined by the Arpav. And to avoid incalculable damage to fruit trees and other productions already sprouted in the hot weather of the past few weeks, also it comes to light the bonfire to prevent freezing up gems. Agriculture in the alert, ready to count the damage of these unexpected frosts. (Google translate)

See entire article:
http://corrierealpi.gelocal.it/belluno/cronaca/2017/04/22/news/un-gelo-anomalo-in-provincia-di-belluno-notte-di-fuochi-per-salvare-le-vigne-1.15228129

Thanks to Dr Mirco Poletto for this info

“Maybe they could pump CO2 over the vines to keep them warm?” says Robert.


 

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The climate changes – It always has and always will – Joe Bastardi

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 14:53

21 Apr 2017 – No one in their right mind would say they are against “The March for Science,” says meteorologist Joe Bastardi. (The Earth Day protest marches.)

“First of all, you are standing against the right of people to march for whatever cause they wish. Second, you would be portrayed as someone who is against science.”

“I am all for science. I think the climate changes. It always has and always will. Yet I have been portrayed as anti-science and a climate change “denier” by many who will be marching for things I certainly believe in.”

No linkage between CO2 and temperature for 550 million years

Bastardi goes on to display a graph showing no linkage between CO2 and temperature for the past 550 million years.

“They ignore the obvious,” says Bastardi. “The planet has always had temperature swings — larger than this and independent of CO2 — that should make any person searching for the truth skeptical as to how much CO2 contributes.”

I will not be going to the March for Science,” says Bastardi. “I rather doubt I would be welcome and so I would have to go in a disguise for fear of being torn limb from limb from the open tolerant marchers. ”

Joe Bastardi is chief forecaster at WeatherBELL Analytics, a meteorological consulting firm, and contributor to The Patriot Post on environmental issues.

See entire great article:
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/48675

Thanks to Val Robins and Dean Koehler for this link


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Solar ovens and sustained poverty for Africa

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 13:25

Forty-five minutes to boil some eggs.

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In this article, Ugandan college student Steven Lyazi explores efforts by a number of companies and entrepreneurs to bring solar ovens and photovoltaic panels to Uganda and other African countries.

As Steven points out, these technologies are much better than the open fires Africans currently rely on. However, most families live on a few dollars a day and cannot possibly afford the ovens and panels. Worse, too many of these retailers and environmental activists seem to believe a little solar or wind power for villages and cities in Africa should be enough, or all they should aspire to.

Steven doesn’t accept that and notes that Africa has big dreams. It is no longer content to be a poor, neglected stepchild or former colonial region, while the rest of the world moves forward. But to advance, Africa needs abundant, reliable, affordable energy, especially electricity.

 

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Solar ovens and sustained poverty for Africa

African families and hospitals cannot rely on limited solar power, instead of electricity

By Steven Lyazi

Solar technology in Africa, including my country of Uganda, would bring good news to millions of people who today must use firewood, charcoal and dung for cooking. Millions of Africans die from lung infections caused by breathing fumes from these fires, millions more from eating spoiled food, drinking contaminated water and having spoiled medicines, because we don’t have electricity, sanitation or refrigeration. What we do have in abundance is extensive, sustained poverty.

Solar technologies could help Africa, because this multi-purpose energy can cook food, light homes, charge cell phones and even power tiny refrigerators. Even simple solar ovens can help reduce our deadly traditional ways of cooking. Renewable energy from wind turbines can deliver even more electricity to billions around the world who still don’t have this amazing, essential energy.

Those are huge benefits, and I applaud them. In addition, we can install little wind and solar systems faster than we can build big power plants and transmission lines to remote areas.

However, we must not look at wind and solar as anything more than short-term solutions to fix serious, immediate problems. They do not equal real economic development or really improved living standards. Our cities need abundant, reliable electricity, and for faraway villages wind and solar must be only temporary, to meet basic needs until they can be connected to transmission lines and a grid.

Only in that way can we have modern homes, heating, lighting, cooking, refrigeration, offices, factories, schools, shops and hospitals – so that we can enjoy the same living standards people in industrialized countries do (and think is their right). We deserve the same rights and lives.

That is why I react strongly to people and organizations that think wind and solar electricity and solar ovens should be enough, or the end of our progress, and everyone should be happy that their lives have improved a little. I do not accept that. But I see it all the time.

At least a dozen companies are selling solar ovens and other solar technologies in Uganda. There’s Blazing Tube Solar from Hawaii and Home Energy Africa, which sells Dutch products. Green Energy Africa is registered in Kenya. It says its renewable energy systems “provide electricity without depleting the earth’s limited resources.” (Of course, those systems generate very limited electricity and require raw materials that are limited in quantity and must be dug out of the earth and turned into products using fossil fuels. But we’re not supposed to think about that.)

There’s also Solar point Uganda Limited, Energy Made in Uganda, New Age Solar Technologies Ltd, New Sun Limited, Solar Assembly Plant for African Villages, and other companies.

Some just want to make money, and leave. Others plan to stay for years. They can help solve some of our electricity, cooking and indoor air pollution problems. But these are all just short-term solutions. We need real energy, real electricity – a lot of it, reliable and affordable. What we are offered is very different.

I watched a Blazing Tube Solar demonstration and asked some questions. Their system has a long shiny metal trough that holds a tube filled with vegetable oil. The hot oil heats up a small oven at the top, to bake bread and cook other food. It has handles and wheels, so it can be moved easily. The cooker is mostly metal, so it should last a long time. But it can take 45 minutes to boil some eggs, and it costs $260.

Most African village families live on a couple dollars a day and can hardly afford food for their children. They cannot afford $260, or even $100 for some other systems. So they watch the sales presentations and admire the cookers. But they are frustrated or angry that they cannot afford them. I saw this when I traveled to the northern, eastern and central parts of Uganda.

Another problem is the sunlight. Even in Uganda, which is on the equator, the best sun comes from October through February. Other times of the year, it’s not as good because of clouds and rains. So the solar companies mostly come around when the sun is best and their ovens perform the best.

When it’s cloudy for several days, families cannot cook at all, unless they have solar cookers that actually run on electricity from photovoltaic panels on their homes. But those systems are even more expensive, and the battery power only lasts a couple days. Then families have to go back to wood, charcoal and dung. (Small diesel generators would be a huge improvement, but they too are unaffordable for most.)

Parents are very aware of the deadly respiratory diseases. But they have no choice. And many just prefer the cheaper traditional means of cooking and surviving than the fancy, expensive solar innovations.

A major local preacher for solar energy stoves is a Ugandan native who now resides in Chicago, Mr. Ron Mutebi. He used part of the $100,000 he won at the African Diaspora Marketplace competition at an Africa Infrastructure Conference in Washington. The conference was sponsored by the Corporate Council on Africa, Western Union, USAID and President Obama’s Forum with Young African Leaders. Mr. Obama often said Africans should use wind, solar and biofuel energy instead of fossil fuels.

But I worry that Mr. Mutebi has forgotten how many people are starving, have no money, try to earn a living by digging metal ores with their hands, and almost have to feed their children with grass and dirt. Uganda’s New Vision newspaper recently reported that over 10 million Ugandans in seven districts are starving and many animals are dying of hunger. This sustained poverty and starvation cannot continue.

Many people also don’t know that Africa has some big dreams. One is a Trans East Africa railway that will link Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Horn of Africa countries. This will be a first of its kind electric railway, some 750 kilometers (466 miles) long, and it will need tremendous amounts of energy that cannot come from wind turbines and solar panels.

It will have to come from nuclear power plants – or coal or natural gas generating plants. Africa has these resources in great abundance. But so far we are barely developing or using them, except maybe to export oil to wealthy nations. We should use them. Right now, most of our natural gas from oil fields is just burned and wasted right there. Why not build gas pipelines to power plants to generate electricity for millions? Why not build nuclear and coal plants, and hydroelectric projects like the Bujagali and Karuma Dams on the Nile River in Uganda? Mostly because powerful environmentalist groups oppose these projects. They care more about plants, animals and their own power, than about African people.

What is an extra degree, or even two degrees, of warming in places like Africa? It’s already incredibly hot here, and people are used to it. What we Africans worry about and need to fix are malnutrition and starvation, the absence of electricity, and killer diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, sleeping sickness and HIV/AIDS. Climate changes and droughts have been part of our history forever, and modern energy and technology would help us cope with them better in the future. We must stop focusing on climate change.

African governments are not doing enough to build the energy, transportation and communication systems we desperately need. They are not standing up to Europeans, global banks or environmentalists who oppose big power plants in Africa. They need to do better at helping their people.

Our leaders also need to remember that Europe and the United States did not have a World Bank or other outside help when they modernized and industrialized. They did it themselves. National and local governments, groups of citizens and businesses, and various banks and investors did it. They invented things, financed big projects, and built their cities and countries. China and India have figured this out.

Now Africa needs to do the same thing – and stop relying on outsiders, bowing to their demands, and letting them dictate our future. We have the energy and other natural resources, and the smart, talented, hardworking people to get the job done. We just need to be set free to do it.

Steven Lyazi is a student and worker in Kampala, Uganda. He served as special assistant to Congress of Racial Equality-Uganda director Cyril Boynes, until Mr. Boynes’ death in January 2015. He plans to attend college and help his country and Africa get the energy and living standards they need and deserve.

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Earth Day’s Dirty Secret

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 18:18

“Ira Einhorn took the life of one woman, while the movement that he had a hand in founding seeks to steal the life from all of us.” – Ken Anderson

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On this anniversary of Earth Day, it is only fitting to speak of Ira Einhorn, an active participant at the first Earth Day event in Philadelphia in 1970.

1979 mugshot and a 2001 mugshot taken upon his return to the U.S. – Wikipedia

Not only a participant, Einhorn claimed to have been instrumental in creating and launching the event.

However, as Ken Anderson points out in the Magic City Morning Star:

 “You won’t find Ira Einhorn’s name listed in any of the Earth Day promotional literature, as the organizers have taken great pains to distance themselves from this man, at least since he became better known for composting his girlfriend in a trunk in his closet for a couple of years in the late 1970s.”

“After bludgeoning his girlfriend of five years to death, fracturing her skull in a dozen places, Ira stuffed her body into a trunk, which he packed into a closet where it remained until discovered by the police nearly two years later.”

“…Ira Einhorn took the life of one woman, while the movement that he had a hand in founding seeks to steal the life from all of us.”

See entire article:
http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/ID/2023/Ira-Einhorn-Earth-Days-Dirty-Secret.aspx


 

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Austrian farmers fight for survival – SPÖ official laughs at their suffering

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 14:46

Desperate fruit growers using candles to warm their trees.

Surprising return of winter

22 Apr 2017 – Snow and night frost are killing the young plants that have already flowered, especially the fruit trees.

Large parts of the harvest are at stake along with the very existence of many farmers in the fruit and juice sector, especially in Upper Austria.

Farmers fight against frost damage

The peasants are trying to defend themselves against the surprising return of winter with the most creative means.

In the grapevines in Upper Austria, farmers are trying desperately to warm the apricot trees with candles or by burning woodchips.

In other regions they work with heat blowers, wile winemakers in wine regions are igniting straw bales in their gardens.

Red functionary finds it amusing

Meanwhile, SPÖ politician Klaus H. finds finds this all very amusing. On Facebook the Voest works council: “Juhu !!! In Austria there is snow in April! Now our peasants can moan and moan again. Did the prayer on Sunday have brought something? ”

Last year’s late spring cost farmers 200 million euros.

https://www.wochenblick.at/kaelte-drama-spoe-mann-lacht-ueber-leid-der-bauern/
https://www.wochenblick.at/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/kaelte-drama-spoe-mann-lacht-ueber-leid-der-bauern-2.png

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

“SPÖ is the Social Democratic Party of Austria,” says Argiris.  “The Dutch MSM does not bring this news about spring snowfall and cold in Europe, but whenever there is a wildfire in Australia, they make it headline news.”

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Up to two meters of new snow in Austrian Alps

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 14:26
Record snowfall. The most snow EVER in the second half of April.

Severe winter weather led to chaos on Austrian roads, power failures, and panic among wine growers on Wednesday evening and Thursday. In the east of Austria came record snow. In the mountains there was as much snow as never before in the second half of April.

According to the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Lunz am See recorded 86 cm (almost 3 ft) of snow on Thursday. The west was partly covered in deep snow, but far from a record.

Up to 2 meters (6′-6″) of fresh snow (!) fell in the Lower Austrian Alps, mostly in the Ybbstaler and Türnitzer Alps. The avalanche danger is extremely high, warned the avalanche warning service of the country.

Also in Upper Austria there have been up to 150 cm (5 ft) of fresh snow – mostly in the Totengebirge, the Ennstal Alps and the Upper Austrian pre-Alps.

In the Styria region between the mountains of Gesäuse and Hochschwab, fresh snow fell to almost 2 meters. In the east, avalanche warning level 4 of the five-part scale applies.

http://www.wetter.at/wetter/oesterreich-wetter/Bis-zu-2-Meter-Neuschnee-So-weiss-ist-Oesterreich/279083519

Thanks to H.B. Schmidt for this link


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Lighting fires in Italy to keep grapes from freezing

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:01

“I want to share with you what happened last night in Italy,” says reader.

Italy Freezing – 21 Apr 2017 – Courtesy Alberto Cattarin

“Wine producers had to light fires near the grapes to save them from the temperature gone below 0°C.”

Thanks to Alberto Cattarin for this info and photo


 

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Numerous temperature records fall in Switzerland.

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:52

It was never so cold in the second half of April.

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According to the weather service MeteoNews, the weather in the second half of April has never been so cold in at least six places, at least since the start of the measurements. Among them are Visp in the canton of Valais, where it has been measured since 1959, and Arosa in the canton of Graubünden, which has been measured since 1931.

The temperatures were clearly below the freezing point on Thursday night, in Visp about minus 5.5 degrees and in Arosa about minus 12.8 degrees.

http://www.wetter.at/wetter/welt-wetter/Kaelte-Rekord-in-der-Schweiz/279064552

Thanks to H.B. Schmidt for this link


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More record lows in eastern Canada

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:43

One record goes back to 1870.

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Record low temperatures on April 20, 2017:

Badger
New record of -18.0 C (-0.4 F)
Old record of -12.2 C (10.0 F) set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1956

La Scie
New record of -9.3 C (15.3 F)
Old record of -8.2 C (17.2 F) set in 1985
Records in this area have been kept since 1959

Terra Nova (National Park)
New record of -8.3 C (17.1 F)
Old record of -7.9 C (17.8 F) set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1962

 

NOVA SCOTIA

Sydney
New record of -9.1 C (15.6 F)
Old record of -7.8 C (18.0 F) set in 1964
Records in this area have been kept since 1870

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

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link


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Snow apocalypse in Moldova – Videos

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:37

21 Apr 2017 – Videos showing the damage caused by the unprecedented snowfall in Chisinau, Moldova.

“This kind of snowfall has never happened since they’ve been recording weather data for Moldova in 120 years,” says reader Victor. “It was a shock for local people who recorded this event in detail.”

(I think the first video is the most impressive, with the added advantage of not having to listen to the God-awful music. – Robert)


White Snow Apocalypse in Moldova

Thanks to Victor for these videos


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Unbelievable snowfall in Romania, Moldova and Ukraine – Video

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:35
“I’m from Moldova and I’m 36 years old,” says reader.

“What is happening now it has never happened in my life. The amount of snow is incredible.

“We are not talking about March. We are talking about the end of April when normal temperatures are in the low twenties Celsius.

“This is unbelievable what is happening in Romania, Moldova and Ukraine at the moment.

“Google the news.”

Here’s a short video from Moldova dated 21 April 2017:


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Snow collapses more than 500 power poles in Serbia

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:25

Up to a meter of snow has also “completely destroyed orchards.”

More than 1,000 homes in Ljubovija are without electricity on Friday after more than 500 utility poles in the area collapsed under snow.

Up to one meter of snow in some higher lying areas has also “completely destroyed orchards”, said Milovan Kovacevic, the mayor of this municipality in western Serbia.

http://www.b92.net/eng/news/society.php?yyyy=2017&mm=04&dd=21&nav_id=101085

Thanks to Aleksandar in Serbia for this link


 

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More record lows in the Maritimes

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:27

Some records go back to the 1870s, when Ulysses S. Grant was president of the United States and Sir John A MacDonald was Prime Minister of Canada.  (See comments for yet other names in Canada.)

NEW BRUNSWICK

Weather summary by Environment Canada.
Record low temperatures on April 19, 2017:

Bouctouche
New record of -6.3 C (20.7 F)
Old record of -6.2 C (20.8 F) set in 1992
Records in this area have been kept since 1965

Moncton
New record of -7.7 C (18.1 F)
Old record of -7.2 C (19.0 F) set in 1961
Records in this area have been kept since 1881

Saint John
New record of -7.0 C (19.4 F)
Old record of -5.6 C (21.9 F) set in 1925
Records in this area have been kept since 1871

 

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Badger
New record of -19.9 C (-3.8 F)
Old record of -13.2 C (8.2 F) set in 2009
Records in this area have been kept since 1956

Corner Brook
New record of -14.9 C (5.2 F)
Old record of -10.0 C (14.0 F) set in 1939
Records in this area have been kept since 1933

Daniel’s Harbour
New record of -12.2 C (10.0 F)
Old record of -10.2 C (13.6 F) set in 1991
Records in this area have been kept since 1946

Deer Lake
New record of -20.3 C (-4.5 F)
Old record of -11.9 C (10.6 F) set in 1991
Records in this area have been kept since 1933

Gander
New record of -10.1 C (13.8 F)
Old record of -8.3 C (17.1 F) set in 1955
Records in this area have been kept since 1937

La Scie
New record of -12.9 C (8.8 F)
Old record of -10.0 C (14.0 F) set in 1985
Records in this area have been kept since 1959

St. Anthony
New record of -15.7 C (3.7 F)
Old record of -11.8 C (10.8 F) set in 2009
Records in this area have been kept since 1945

Twillingate
New record of -8.5 C (16.7 F)
Old record of -7.8 C (18.0 F) set in 1955
Records in this area have been kept since 1950

 

NOVA SCOTIA

Cheticamp
New record of -7.7 C (18.1 F)
Old record of -6.8 C (19.8 F) set in 2015
Records in this area have been kept since 1956

Greenwood
New record of -7.0 C (19.4 F)
Old record of -5.0 C (12.0 F) set in 1948
Records in this area have been kept since 1914

Halifax – Stanfield
New record of -8.0 C (17.6 F)
Old record of -6.4 C (20.5 F) set in 2001
Records in this area have been kept since 1953

Parrsboro
New record of -9.3 C (15.3 F)
Old record of -7.2 C (19.0 F) set in 2005
Records in this area have been kept since 1897

Sydney
New record of -8.8 C (16.2 F)
Old record of -6.8 C (19.8 F) set in 1977
Records in this area have been kept since 1870

 

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Charlottetown
New record of -8.9 C (16.0 F)
Old record of -7.2 C (19.0 F) set in 1977
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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Desperate farmers trying to save their crops

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:33

Freezing temperatures threaten wine and fruit harvest in Central Europe. Over 90 percent loss of apples in Germany.

Parts of Central and Eastern Europe have been hit by more than 30 centimeters (one foot) of snow in recent days.

Many German and Swiss winemakers are struggling to save their crops from freezing.

German orchard owner Herbert Sailer says that more than 90 percent of his crop is lost. It’s a bitter pill to swallow, says.

Some of his colleagues are trying to encapsulate fruit tree buds in ice, while others use helicopters to prevent the cold air from lying in the fields.

http://www.dr.dk/nyheder/vejret/desperate-vin-og-frugtavlere-kaemper-mod-frostvejr-med-ild-og-helikoptere

Thanks to Ole Jensen for this link


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Winter returns to Russia and Europe – Cold records broken

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:16

Anomalously cold weather – Temperature below the norm by 4-8 degrees.

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19 Apr 2017 – Snow fell in some regions last night and cold records were broken.

While in the Asian parts of Russia spring is in full swing, even ahead of schedule, in the European part of Russia and in Europe the temperature does not reach 4-6 Degrees.

The reason is that the Atlantic cyclones have chosen a southern route. And along the atmospheric fronts are not only rains, but also snow! Snow on the eve fell in the Volga and in the Black Earth. In fact, a number of European countries were covered in snow, even Germany.

Cold records broken

In Russia, the weather records updated Smolensk (where the air cooled to -6.8 degrees) and Tula (-6.5)!
The neighbors scored Vilnius (-5.8), Mogilev (-5.7), Bobruisk (-6.8) and Ivano-Frankivsk (-4.8).

The cold will continue for several days. Below-zero temperatures during the night hours are expected in most of Europe (from the Urals to the Pyrenees) all week!

In some places (mainly in mountainous areas) it can reach -10 degrees! Yes, and in the daytime in Central and Eastern Europe will not be above +5 degrees.

Spring is still delayed!

http://www.meteo-tv.ru/news/Kommentarii-sinoptika/V-Rossiyu-i-Evropu-vernulas-zima/

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link


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Winter invades Poland – In mid-April

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:03

Thousands of homes without electricity, roads buried.

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20 Apr 2017 – The Government Security Center announced on Thursday morning that some 34,000 customers were without power. Repairs in some regions may take until Friday.

The worst situation was in Silesian province, which received tens of centimeters of wet snow. Trees broke under under the weight, breaking many power lines and hindering traffic on the roads, even on the railways.

The most snow fell in the northern part of the region – in the vicinity of Czestochowa and Klobuck.

In Czestochowa, fallen trees crushed several cars.

In turn, the cars on the road just got bogged down in the snow. According to the governor crisis management center, some roads and highways in Silesia were passable on Wednesday morning, but at night traffic was difficult or even blocked due to fallen trees or trucks.

The situation on the roads is “awful.”

Friday in Poland can be forecast in two words: it is “freezing” and “white.”

See video and lots of photos:
http://tvnmeteo.tvn24.pl/informacje-pogoda/polska,28/atak-zimy-w-wielu-regionach-kraju-snieg-powoduje-powazne-utrudnienia,190979,1,0.html

See video:
http://tvnmeteo.tvn24.pl/informacje-pogoda/polska,28/atak-zimy-w-polowie-kwietnia-tysiace-domow-bez-pradu-zasypane-drogi,229760,1,0.html

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Winter comeback – Snow chaos in Austria

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:36

Football game cancelled due to heavy snow. New snow even in Vienna

18 Apr 2017 – “Extremely turbulent weather. “Winter comeback.”

In March, temperatures rose to more than 25 degrees, meteorologically giving Austrians the first summer day of the year.

Now comes frost, with snowfall between 400 and 900 meters.

On Tuesday morning Reutte saw six cm of snow, while 20 cm fell on the mountains at Feuerkogel (OÖ) and 40 cm at Sonnblick (Sbg.)

During the night on Wednesday, Linz and Vienna were also haunted by the white splendor. In Vienna, the western district (Höhenstraße) was sweetened.

Football cancellation. Also the first league match between Liefering and Wiener Neustadt had to be cancelled on Tuesday evening after only 28 minutes of playing time because of the strong snowfall!

http://www.wetter.at/wetter/oesterreich-wetter/Schnee-Chaos-Neuschnee-sogar-bis-Wien/278639922

http://images05.wetter.at/liefering.jpg/278.637.646

http://images01.wetter.at/sport.jpg/278.642.443

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Switzerland – Abnormal snow and cold could damage trees

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:24

The current massive cold collapse is not normal. warns Klaus Marquard of Meteonews. “There will be frost damage.”

18 April 2017 – Snow? Really? Now?

Today temperatures have fallen sharply. There are snowflakes down to the lowlands and minus temperatures.

On Wednesday it gets even colder, with snow down to the lowlands again.

Meteonews expects a slight frost on Thursday morning and for it to remain cool on the weekend.

If the freezing temperatures continue, it will be a problem for the flowering trees. After unusually mild temperatures in March and April the flowering of the plants is already advanced.

http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/story/24333782

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link


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Record lows across the Canadian Maritimes

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:03

Breaks record for entire province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) Previous low set in 1972

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According to Environment Canada, yesterday’s low of –8.9 C in Charlottetown, PEI, set a new record for April 19 in the province.

The other Maritime provinces also broke some low temperature records yesterday.

In Saint John, Newfoundland, the temperature dropped to –7 C, breaking the previous record low of –5.3 C set in 2009.

Similarly in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the mercury dropped to –8 C, breaking the previous record low of –6.4 C set in 2001.

LABRADOR

Weather summary by Environment Canada for April 17, 2017:

Churchill Falls
New record of -23.9 C (-11.0 F)
Old record of -23.5 C (-10.3 F) set in 1981
Records in this area have been kept since 1968

Wabush Lake
New record of -24.6 C (-12.3 F)
Old record of -23.0 C (-9.4 F) set in 2003
Records in this area have been kept since 1960

 

NEWFOUNDLAND

Weather summary for 17 April 2017.

La Scie
New record of -11.8 C (10.8 F)
Old record of -11.0 C (12.2 F) set in 1981
Records in this area have been kept since 1959

 

LABRADOR

Weather summary for 18 April 2017.

 

Happy Valley-Goose Bay
New record of -16.2 C (2.8 F)
Old record of -16.1 C (3.0 F) set in 1974
Records in this area have been kept since 1941

Wabush Lake
New record of -27.4 C (-17.3 F)
Old record of -26.1 C (-15.0 F) set in 1962
Records in this area have been kept since 1960

 

NEWFOUNDLAND

Weather summary for 18 April 2017.

 

Badger
New record of -17.9 C (-0.2 F)
Old record of -13.2 C (8.2 F) set in 2009
Records in this area have been kept since 1956

Corner Brook
New record of -12.5 C (9.5 F)
Old record of -10.0 C (14.0 F) set in 1939
Records in this area have been kept since 1933

Daniel’s Harbour
New record of -11.9 C (10.6 F)
Old record of -10.2 C (13.6 F) set in 1991
Records in this area have been kept since 1946

Deer Lake
New record of -17.5 C (0.5 F)
Old record of -11.9 C (13.6 F) set in 1991
Records in this area have been kept since 1933

Gander
New record of -9.1 C (15.6 F)
Old record of -8.3 C (17.1 F) set in 1955
Records in this area have been kept since 1937

La Scie
New record of -14.6 C (5.7 F)
Old record of -10.0 C (14.0 F) set in 1985
Records in this area have been kept since 1959

St. Anthony
New record of -13.6 C (7.5 F)
Old record of -11.8 C (10.8 F) set in 2009
Records in this area have been kept since 1945

Twillingate
New record of -9.0 C (15.8 F)
Old record of -7.8 C (18.0 F) set in 1955
Records in this area have been kept since 1950

 

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

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-temperature-record-low-1.4077118

Thanks to Ole Jensen and Terry Homeniuk for these links


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Many roads closed in Argentina due to snow

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:55

19 Apr 2017 –  The National Highway Administration (D. N. V.), reports on national routes closed.

From Salta, the SICO INTEGRATED step, Route Ch 23, is disabled due to snow and fog from km 270 onwards.

El Paso de Jama is also closed due to snow on the roadway No. 27 in Chile.

El Paso de San Francisco is CLOSED pre-emptively by the presence of snow on the road between “Los Cajones” and the border with Chile.

Route CH 31 (Chile) impassable dues to snow.

http://www.elancasti.com.ar/info-gral/2017/4/19/reportan-nevadas-interior-provincial-332438.html

http://img.elancasti.com.ar/u/fotografias/m/2017/4/19/f620x350-101696_132714_31.jpg

http://www.elancasti.com.ar/u/fotografias/m/2017/4/19/f500x0-101699_101717_0.jpg

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links


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