Swathes Of Canada Dealing With Heavy June Snow…
Even though we’re into June –the start of meteorological summer– there are regions of Canada still dealing with freezing lows and heavy snows.
Northern parts of Manitoba, for example, are contending with heavy accumulations through Thursday as an unseasonable Arctic front continues to ride anomalously-far south on the back of a weak and wavy ‘meridional‘ stream flow.
Manitoba’s brutal northerly winds and sizable accumulations of snow have even led Environment Canada to issue a winter storm warning for the province’s northern tiers. The agency’s official forecast is for 30cm (11.8 inches) to fall Thursday, to go along with the 20-30cm that settled Wednesday.
It wouldn’t be a true start to summer in Canada without winter storm warnings and snow, reports theweathernetwork.com, who provide the following graphics.
Manitoba isn’t the only Canadian province dealing with ‘the return of winter’.
Parts of Newfoundland and Labrador are also continuing to see heavy, persistent snow thanks to a cold onshore flow off the north Atlantic — this is set to be the region’s snowiest start to June since at least the year 2000 (when almost 30cm/11.8 inches settled at Nain):
And likewise on Vancouver Island, the snow is lingering this year…
…Vancouver Island Snowpack 150 Percent Of Average
Many mountains on Vancouver Island are still covered in snow — a sure sign that it’s been a cold spring.
According to Environment Canada’s Derek Lee, spring on Vancouver Island was between 1.5-2C below the average, with many locales suffering their top-five coldest springs on record, including Campbell River which logged its fourth coolest.
It was also wetter than average, which in the mountains has translated to a snowpack that is 150 percent of the norm for the time of year, helped, of course, by the persistent chill.
Lee concludes that Vancouver Island’s wait for warmer weather could last into August due to a persistent La Niña weather pattern that is defying predictions by refusing to weaken: “July will see cooler affects still lingering and it might not really be until August that we get into that normal seasonal trend,” said Lee.
Earth’s climate system is also throwing us something of a curve ball this year: a third consecutive La Niña.
According to NWS meteorologists, three consecutive La Niñas are so rare that climate science isn’t certain what it could mean; generally though, the odds favor colder-than-average temperatures and increased snowfall (for most).
“Severe Cold Spell” Warnings Issued In Zimbabwe
Following the ‘rare and widespread frosts‘ that swept Southern Africa earlier in the week, Zimbabwe’s Meteorological Department is now warning of a powerful polar front is about to traverse the length and breadth of the country.
Bulawayo, for example, Zimbabwe’s second-largest city, is expecting record-threatening lows of 6C (42.8F) and below; and it isn’t alone, Matabeleland South, Masvingo and parts of Manicaland provinces have also been instructed to brace for “severe cold weather”, which is forecast to intensify further-still as the month of June progresses.
“Bulawayo and Harare Metropolitan, parts of Midlands, Mashonaland East, Matabeleland South, Masvingo and Manicaland Provinces [will] be cold at first, with clear skies and chances of ground frost,” said the Met Department in a recent report.
Head Meteorologist James Ngoma has called that people must keep warm as temperatures will be cold until at least Saturday: “We are expecting cold conditions for southern parts of the country. We advise people to keep warm during this period,” he said.
Ground frosts have been noted for the past two weeks in such regions as Matopos, Kezi and Plumtree, which have proved problematic for farmers there.
Last year, several horticultural farmers across the country counted substantial losses after hard frosts affected their crops following a an unusually fierce cold spell. Temperatures fell significantly in some areas which caused damage to tomatoes, peas, butternut and potatoes, reports allafrica.com. The adverse weather conditions caught growers unaware as they were expecting bumper harvests thanks to plentiful rainfall.
And this is the threat this year, too — how low will the temperature go….
Global Temperatures Decreased 0.09C In May
The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) reading for May, 2022 has come in at just 0.17C vs the multidecadal average, continuing the overall downward trend since 2016’s peak, now down approx. 0.54C since then.
A continuation of this overall downward trend is expected over the coming months –with the odd bump along the way: climate is ‘cyclic’— as low solar activity, a lingering La Niña, and the aftereffects of Hunga Tonga’s monstrous ‘mesospheric’ eruption continue to influence our planet’s climate.
However, despite the 15x NASA/NOAA AMSU satellites revealing global temperatures peaked back in 2016, MSM fairy tales of linearly-rising temperatures and rapidly-melting polar sea ice are still being published, stories that continue to veer ever-further away from our actual climatic reality in favor of propping-up a poisonous politicized narrative:
The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among many other forcings, including the impending release of the Beaufort Gyre). Prepare accordingly — learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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