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U.S. suffered Coldest Feb since 1989, Avalanche Deaths near all-time Record, and Antarctic Sea Ice now Building at Unprecedented Rate

Even according to those data-fudging folks at NOAA, in a report released Monday, the Lower 48 just suffered its coldest month of February since the late 1980s (since the inception of the modern global warming scare).

Temperatures in the contiguous U.S. ran some 3.2 degrees F colder than the 20th century Feb average, said NOAA. Last month was also the 19th-coldest February among the 127 years of record books.

The month saw severe Arctic air ride anomalously-far south on the back of a weak and wavy “meridional” jet stream flow.

Six states (Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma) had one of their 10 coldest Februarys ever recorded, according to NOAA data.

Texas and Illinois each had their 11th coldest.

More than 5 million Texans lost power last month, and many more went without water for extended periods: “This,” said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, “is the winter version of Hurricane Harvey.”

According to NOAA, a total of 9,368 new low temperature records were set during the month of February, versus just the 1,429 set for record warmth.

Note: ALL of those warm records fell in the western half of the CONUS, demonstrating again NASA’s Grand Solar Minimum pattern (shown below), which, in-turn, also lines up with the ice advance during previous glacial maximums.

Temp change between 1780 (a year of normal solar activity) and 1680 (a year within the depths of the Maunder Minimum) — NASA.

The Polar invasion delivered buckets of snowfall, too.

Three-quarters of the lower 48 states were buried under snow on Feb 16–a new record since that data-set was first introduced back in October 2003.

Worth also noting is the Total Snow Mass for the Northern Hemisphere chart from the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) — it reveals that snow mass for winter 2020-2021 is continuing to hold at some 750 Gigatons above the 1982-2012 avg:


The second-half of March won’t fair much better, with more record-breaking cold and snow on the cards across the hemisphere:

GFS 2m Temp Anomalies for March 18 [tropicaltidbits.com].

Avalanche Deaths near all-time Record

Avalanches have killed 33 people across the U.S. since Oct. 1.

According to experts at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, a state agency that tracks national avalanche fatalities, deaths during the 2020-21 “avalanche year” –which runs Oct through Sept– is on pace to surpass the modern era record of 36 logged in both the 2007-08 and 2009-10 seasons (solar minimum of cycle 23).

This avalanche year also delivered the deadliest week since 1910 (solar min of cycle 14, aka the Centennial Minimum) when from Jan. 30 to Feb. 6, 15 people lost their lives in avalanches across the United States.

Antarctic Sea Ice Building at Unprecedented Rate

I’ll leave you with the below chart from the NSIDC.

At first I thought the latest datapoints must be in error, perhaps linked to the calving event of Feb. 26; however, the exponential growth plotted for Antarctic Sea Ice has continued unabated for almost two weeks now:

Clearly visible above is the violent uptick in Antarctic Sea Ice extent (I’ve included the 1979-1990 average –orange line– for some reference).

Never before has an increase this sharp been registered during the satellite era, with extensive data going back to 1979 — this is indeed an unprecedented development.

Stay tuned for updates.

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with the great conjunction, historically low solar activitycloud-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 accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.

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